The28-year-old Argentina international was sent off after catching theSwede with a flailing arm during Saturday's 5-1 Barclays Premier Leaguedefeat at the Reebok Stadium.
However, he is adamant he did not deliberately elbow the Bolton man.
Nasty: Johan Elmander is struck in the face by Fabricio Coloccini
Coloccinitold the Evening Chronicle: 'I apologised to my team-mates - that isnormal. I am sorry for everybody, but now we have to move on.
'It was a red card. It wasn't with my elbow, but it was the same because it was my arm.
'It was a red card. It's disappointing, although I can't do anything about it now. The next time, I know I can't do it.'
Injury: Elmander reovers after being fouled by Coloccini
Coloccini will miss Sunday's clash with Chelsea at St James' Park and his side's fixtures at West Brom and at home to Liverpool.
The fall-out from the Magpies' black day at the Reebok could yetincrease with the Football Association looking into Mike Williamson'soff-the-ball clash with Elmander.
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