Reports in the buildup to Newcastle United's loss to Stoke City last night indicated that Papiss Cisse was fit and available for selection, but the striker is still dealing with a knock and was left out of the Week 28 squad.
Papiss Cisse declared himself fit and in good shape as the Newcastle United striker aims to return to action soon.
Papiss Cisse's injured groin was first thought to leave the striker out for a few weeks but recent updates establish that he looks to be out of action for up to three months.
Newcastle will find out over the coming days if striker Papiss Cisse will play any part over the Festive period after limping off during Saturdays’ draw against Aston Villa.
Newcastle manager Steve McClaren could be in danger of losing his job after Newcastle dropped yet another match in a 5-1 loss to Crystal Palace.
Steve McClaren has revealed that both Papiss Cisse and Cheick Tiote will miss out this weekend for Newcastle United as they get set to host Chelsea.
Reports from Belgium indicate that Newcastle are 1 of 3 clubs believed to be interested in signing Serbian star Aleksandar Mitrovic.
With their safety still not guaranteed heading into the final week of the season, John Carver will need to decide whether or not to hand Papiss Cisse a start.
Papiss Cisse is facing a six match ban for spitting at Jonny Evans in response to Evans spitting at the Newcastle forward first.
Papiss Cisse was at the center of a spitting incident that could see both he and Jonny Evans retrospectively banned as Newcastle United lost to Manchester United on an Ashley Young goal at the death.
Papiss Cisse continues to score at a high rate when on the pitch, and today his goal stood alone as Newcastle grabbed their first win at home in 2015, 1-0 over Aston Villa.
Papiss Cisse grabbed a goal in his first start since returning from the African Cup of Nations, as he continues to score at a phenomenal rate when fit.
Papiss Cisse has returned from the African Cup of Nations tournament but is a doubt to be ready for Newcastle United tomorrow when they travel to face Hull City.
Papiss Cisse has accepted a three match ban imposed upon him after the FA reviewed his violent conduct in the Magpies win over Everton on Sunday.