Minggu, 15 Januari 2012
Pardew upbeat on Cabaye injury
It was initially feared that Shaun Derry's 20th-minute challenge during Newcastle's 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers may have done serious damage to Cabaye.
However, after consulting with his medical team, Pardew is confident that the midfielder's injury is a minor problem, revealing that "the doc thinks he is going to be okay."
Derry was given a yellow card by referee Chris Foy following the incident, a decision which satisfied Pardew.
"It was a strong challenge, but Shaun Derry is a player who makes strong challenges. The referee was right on top of it," said the Newcastle boss.
"I thought it was borderline yellow/red, but I think probably it was a yellow. He seemed to get the ball.
"There is always controversy about tackling. It's very, very difficult for referees, so I am not going to sit here and criticise that decision."