Cabaye may not play again this year

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NEWCASTLE United’s Yohan Cabaye could be out until the New Year.

The midfielder’s groin problem is likely to need surgery.

And United manager Alan Pardew fears Cabaye – who missed Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Swansea City – will be sidelined until January.

“He’s having a second opinion on his groin injury,” said Pardew. “We think he might need a little bit of surgery.”

Pardew has already lost a clutch of players – including Ryan Taylor and Haris Vuckic – to long-term injuries, and he can ill-afford to be without the influential Cabaye.

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