Newcastle United captain Coloccini faces another three weeks on the sidelines while Cisse will miss Chelsea game

Fabricio Coloccini (right)
Fabricio Coloccini (right)

NEWCASTLE United captain Fabricio Coloccini’s facing another three weeks on the sidelines.

Coloccini suffered a knee injury on New Year’s Day.

And the defender could make his comeback against Aston Villa at St James’s Park on February 23.

“Coloccini will hopefully return in the next week weeks, maybe against Aston Villa,” said Pardew today.

Striker Papiss Demba Cisse is unlikely to be fit for Saturday’s game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

“Papiss has a little bit of a problem,” said Pardew. “And he’s still not ready.”

Injured forward Yoan Gouffran could return against Tottenham Hotspur at St James’s Park on February 12.