Newcastles deals with heat, injuries

BY foxsports • July 22, 2011

Newcastle United is dealing with injuries and sweltering heat during the exhibition tour in the United States.

Newcastle is preparing to play the second of three international exhibition matches on Saturday when it faces Orlando City Soccer of the third-tier USL Pro League.

The Magpies left three players home because of visa troubles, and midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa is recovering from an ankle injury sustained against the Sporting Kansas City of the MLS in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday with temperatures in the high 90s.

The French star's injury occurred on the same leg that was broken in two places in October against Manchester City.

Newcastle is preparing for the English Premier League opener on Aug. 13.