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Newcastle's Jack Colback facing spell on sidelines

Published 29/10/2015

Jack Colback is substituted with the knee injury which could rule him out for up to six weeks
Jack Colback is substituted with the knee injury which could rule him out for up to six weeks

Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a knee injury.

The former Sunderland player sustained the injury following a challenge by Lee Cattermole in the early stages of the second half of Sunday's 3-0 Barclays Premier League loss to their fierce rivals.

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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