Newcastle's personnel woes have gone from bad to worse after Jack Colback picked up his 10th yellow card of the season.
Despite a valiant effort in front of Rafa Benitez, Newcastle could not get past Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in a 1-0 loss.
Jack Colback has been training all week according to Steve McClaren and is available for selection when Newcastle United travel this weekend to take on Chelsea.
Steve McClaren is hoping to bolster his Newcastle squad on Wednesday when the Magpies travel to Goodison Park with a number of players closing in on a return to full fitness.
Newcastle United have another injury blow to contend with as Jack Colback looks set to miss out the Week 23 match against Watford.
Steve McClaren indicated that Jack Colback was in training today, signaling a strong chance the midfielder will be available when Newcastle United host Manchester United Tuesday evening.
Jack Colback has made a quicker-than-expected return to fitness as Steve McClaren has indicated the defensive midfielder will be included in Newcastle United's squad this weekend.
After initial fears had Jack Colback ruled out for perhaps the entire season, positive news has emerged that the key central midfielder will only miss up to six weeks with his knee injury.
Jack Colback could be set for an extended period on the side-lines after the Newcastle midfielder was pictured leaving the Stadium of Light on crutches with his right knee in a brace.
Just moments after the start of the second half of the Tyneside derby, Jack Colback went down in a heap and had to exit, the third player in the match to leave with injury.
Steve McClaren could not say one way or another during his press conference today if Jack Colback will be fit enough to make the squad facing Manchester City tomorrow.
Jack Colback aggravated a knock in Newcastle United's draw with Chelsea over the weekend and is now a "major concern" for the coming weekend's match against Manchester City.
Jack Colback is putting in quality shifts, covering the third most ground per match in the early going, but his fantasy output has not shown up yet.
Jack Colback scored but Newcastle's slump continued as Spurs beat the Magpies 3-1 at St. James' Park.