Owen to Have Hernia Surgery Friday

Newcastle United have confirmed this afternoon that Michael Owen will indeed have surgery on his hernia this coming Friday.

As we suggested earlier in the week he will travel to Germany to be operated on by top German surgeon Dr Ulrike Muschaweck.

Dr. Muschaweck’s “Minimal Repair” procedure can allow a player to return to competitive football within two weeks of the operation.

But we have to stress that two weeks is a best case scenario and we don’t expect that to be the case with Owen.


Michael Owen to have hernia surgery on Friday.

The first of the England games is against Estonia at Wembley is on 13th October and it is extremely unlikely that Owen will be available for that game or the game with Russia on the following Wednesday.

The news will not be good for Steve McClaren, the England manager, as Owen played a key role in ensuring victories over Israel and Russia when Owen scored 3 good opportunist goals for his country. His partner during those two successful games, Emile Heskey has already been ruled out of both games with a broken metatarsal.


Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck of the German Hernia Center

Dr Muschaweck developed new hernia repair techniques fairly recently and one of these techniques is called the “Minimal Repair Technique” of the groin, which is a method of repairing a hernia under a local anaesthetic. The patient is fully awake during the short procedure and can walk out of the operating room after it. She does the procedures exclusively and has performed it on over 1,500 athletes from all over the world. Dr. Muschaweck is world-renowned for this procedure and we know Michael will get the world’s best treatment.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • ToonKing

    Sep 25, 2007 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Crap, just what we needed, hope he gets fit quickly and stays that way.

  • Steeley

    Sep 25, 2007 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #2

    I think it’s at least a good thing that we didnt bow down to the poxy southern press to have the op delayed until he’d played for England.

    On tonight’s game – I see Forster on the bench and no Harper! Another injury??

    And dear God, Ameobi is playing again!! What the hell has happened?? Has BSA got some sort of memory loss? I cant believe that monkey is on the pitch again!! Smith should be up front with Martins in Vid’s absence and Geremi should be in midfield in his place.
    I think we’ll lose about 2-0 or 3-0 – their young lads are going to be so fit and raring to go!

  • Steeley

    Sep 25, 2007 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Bloody new it!! Just heard the 10 min update on Sky Sports News and apparantly we are kicking it straight upfield avery time we get the ball in the hope of Ameobi getting it and “he hasn’t won one yet!”. As soon as we lose it, Arsenal just attack us again!

    Please dear God get that f*cking donkey off the pitch NOW!! I swear I have my fingers crossed that someone dives in and breaks his legs or back or something!

  • ToonKing

    Sep 25, 2007 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #4

    U guys can listen to the game here mms://live.wm.arsenal.servecast.net/arsenal_wmlz_xx_secure_live450k, as no one is showing it on the tube 🙁

    By the sound of it were doing pretty good…

  • ToonKing

    Sep 25, 2007 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #5

    …………..except Ameobi …….

  • Dz Adams

    Sep 25, 2007 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #6

    He doesn’t even look good on the bench now!

  • lew Davies

    Sep 25, 2007 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Steeley- “calm down dear!”
    LOL you gonna have a conarary!!!!!!


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