Michael Owen could be fit for England’s European 2008 qualifiers, according to Sam Allardyce.
Owen had been expected to miss the England qualifiers against Estonia and Russia next month after having two operations, one on Friday and th other today.
But the surgery in Germany has been so successful that the England striker could be back in action in the next few days.
Michael Owen – surgery hugely successful, great, we need some good news after the game today
Allardyce told Sky Sports today after Newcastle’s 3-1 loss to Man City.
“The second operation on the weaker side of his stomach today (Saturday) has been very successful as we know from the girl in Munich,”
“Only a few days in terms of recovery we’re talking now and then there’s the abductor (muscle) to think about with the tear.”
The girl in Munich that Sam refers to happens to be Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck, who is a world-renowned surgeon on hernias and does all the operations herself using the procedures she has personally developed. The procedures gets her patients back with extremely short recovery time. Obviously Ulrike is in great demand from sportsmen all over the world. She does the operations herself at the Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck Munich clinic she runs.
“He is with the best in the world and that is why it’s only a few days’ recovery.” “With what we’ve heard from Germany it might be a shorter recovery than we thought,”
“Taking that and the abductor into consideration, who knows? He may even be fit for Everton next week.â€“There’s a possibility, the surgeon said. ”
“There was such little damage, hardly any at all, it wasn’t really a hernia, it was just a threatening of one and she has tidied that up now.â€ “We think the recovery will be days rather than weeks.â€
Seems like Sam believes Owen could be fit for Newcastle’s Premier League match against Everton next week, which would be the perfect boost for England coach Steve McClaren. Well if he’s fit enough for Everton, which would be great, we should probably let him play for England. Looks like there was very little damage which we would only find out once Dr. Muschaweck performed the procedures on Michael – which she has done yesterday and today.
But we said yesterday this would happen â€“ that there would be calls to have him play for England. But let’s be sensible – Michael is not a quick healer and he’s injury prone so why take these risks with him?Â Of course it does look like the perfect scenario in that Michael had little damage to start with and this is what the surgeon has found. However, we’ve noticed we’re always rushing Michael back – may be if we’re more cautious he could play a full season for us.
“We’ll make the sensible decision for us and England, we have got to get both of them the injuries really cleared up and strong.”
On the positive side it looks like Michael will not be sidelined for too long at all and his problems were minimal â€“ Dr. Muschaweck has worked her magic again. We’ll take that since we need some good news after the Man City defeat 😀