No serious Cabaye concerns
Newcastle club doctors do not think Yohan Cabaye has suffered any serious ankle ligament injury, according to Alan Pardew.
Last Updated: 15/01/12 6:16pm
Newcastle club doctors do not think Yohan Cabaye has suffered any serious ankle ligament injury, according to manager Alan Pardew.
The Frenchman left the pitch on a stretcher after being felled by QPR midfielder Shaun Derry's 20th minute challenge during Sunday afternoon's 1-0 victory for the Magpies.
Cabaye reacted furiously, although Pardew, who later revealed the injury did not seem as bad as was first feared, admitted referee Chris Foy - the man who controversially sent off Manchester City's Vincent Kompany seven days ago - had probably got it right in only producing a yellow card.
He said: "It was a strong challenge, but Shaun Derry is a player who makes strong challenges. The referee was right on top of it.
"I thought it was borderline yellow/red, but I think probably it was a yellow. He seemed to get the ball.
"There always controversy about tackling. It's very, very difficult for referees, so I am not going to sit here and criticise that decision.
"But Yohan was upset. He felt it was probably a little bit over-exuberant, but the doctor thinks he is going to be okay."