Bruce's View: Newcastle Utd

Last updated : 06 January 2007 By Brian Cartlidge

Blues fought back to earn a creditable 2-2 draw against The Magpies but full-back Stephen Kelly and strikers Dudley Campbell and Nicklas Bendtner all picked up injuries during the 2-2 draw at St Andrew's.

Kelly picked up a calf injury during the first half of the game whilst Campbell did not appear for the second half having sustained a neck injury.

Bendtners injury appeared to be the worse of the three as he was stretchered from the pitch with what looked to be a serious ankle injury during the second half.

"The big thing for me is the disappointment of losing Nicklas Bendtner and Stephen Kelly, especially Nicklas. He will be a huge, huge loss and we fear the worst regarding his ankle," the Blues boss said after the game.

"He is not in a very good way in the dressing room and will be on his way to hospital. We hope that x-rays and scans in the next 24 to 48 hours will not reveal much damage, but it does not look promising.

"We will know tomorrow if the ankle is broken, but it looks like it will be weeks or maybe months out of action, judging by the pain he is in.

"He fell down a hole in the pitch. It's being relaid on Sunday, but it's been my fear that something like this might happen.