Well, injury in football was not a new thing. The most closely thing to every football players beside an air-filled sphere with a circumference of 68–70 cm (or 27–28 inches), a weight of 410–450g (or 14–16 ounces), inflated to a pressure of 60–110 kPa (or 8.5–15.6 psi) thingy, was the injury ghosts.
Newcastle United has suffering from injury hit lists for many years, even for hundred years since the club first competitive match after being United from Newcastle West and East-end.
One of our greatest legend, Alan Shearer was forced to get an early retirement when he gets another knee injury during the derby match against sunderland, although he is planning to hang-up his boots after the season ends.
In 1893, probably the worst injury nightmares for United, where they only have ten men to start the League game against the local rival, Middlesbrough. The injury not even better as the time goes by, they even only have 8 players left when they play West Bromwhich Albion at the end of 1893 campaign.
This season, Sam Allardyce is trying to end that cursed for good with his mixed of western and eastern scientific approach. He knows that an injury hit could endangered any player career. Damien Duff now is struggling to get his football career back after having terrible injury back in April 2007.For Newcastle, if Big Sam can minimalize the injury hit, we have the greater chance to have better league position this season. Joey Barton, the latest United player back from injury, will still need 2 or 3 games to get into his real talent, the old Joey that earn him the England cap.