Colback injury ‘not as bad as first feared’

Date published: Friday 30th October 2015 8:06 - Mark Holmes

Jack Colback: Newcastle United midfielder faces up to six weeks out

Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a knee injury sustained at Sunderland on Sunday.

The former Black Cats star sustained the injury following a challenge by Lee Cattermole in the early stages of the second half of the Magpies’ 3-0 defeat in the Wear-Tyne derby at the Stadium of Light.

The Tyneside club tweeted: “Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback will be sidelined for up to six weeks with a knee injury, following further scans and assessment on Thursday. The injury is not as bad as first feared.”

The 26-year-old has started nine of the Magpies’ 10 top-flight games this season.

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