Thursday, April 16, 2009

Jenas Injury Concerns

The hamstring problem that forced Jermaine Jenas to come off at halftime of the match versus West Ham last weekend will more than likely see him miss the clash with Newcastle on Sunday.

No one outside the club knows the extent of JJ's injury, whether it's a pull, strain, or something more severe, but word is that he is a doubt for the clash against Shearer's men. What is unclear is if he'll be back for the game against Manchester United.

With JJ set to miss out, I would think Tom Huddlestone would be the player taking JJ's spot, with Wilson Palacios returning from his suspension. It's pretty clear Zokora won't pair up with Palacios, as we need someone more attack-minded, but we could see Bentley, O'Hara in the middle, or even have Modric shift inside. But if I was a betting man, I would expect to see Hudd in the middle Sunday, and hopefully JJ back to fitness for the trip to Old Trafford.

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