Fabricio Coloccini hands Newcastle United a fitness boost

Fabricio Coloccini has handed Newcastle United a fitness boost after it was revealed he could be fit for the trip to Stoke City next week.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, 2:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd February 2016, 2:05 pm
Fabricio Coloccini
Fabricio Coloccini

Coloccini had picked up a calf injury while on a mid-season training camp in Spain.

It was initially reported that the strain could see him miss a month of football.

But a scan has revealed the injury isn’t as bad as first feared, and the Toon captain could play at Stoke on Wednesday, March 2.

A Newcastle statement said: “Newcastle United can confirm that captain Fabricio Coloccini suffered a slight calf strain during the Club’s recent training camp in La Manga.

“The Argentine defender subsequently underwent a scan, the results of which have shown that the injury is not as bad as has been reported.

“The club’s medical staff are working hard with Coloccini to try and ensure the centre-back is available for selection at Stoke City in eight days’ time (Wednesday, 2nd March).”