“He actually did the injury before the semi-final.
“We scanned him on the Monday afterwards and saw there’s a slight tear there.
“There’s no way he can play this weekend, he could possibly play at Southampton.
“We think he’s got a good chance for the final.
“But he’ll be vulnerable if he plays at Southampton and he’ll be vulnerable if he plays in the final.”
Lee Chung-young could feature but the South Korea star has been fined for criticising Pardew.
The former Bolton man accused Pardew of forgetting how many subs he had used!
But Pardew insisted: “He said it got lost in translation, but that can happen. I’ve had it before.