Sky Sports has held an interview with the famous German hernia surgeon Dr Ulrike Muschaweck about the procedures she carried out on Michael Owen.
She has worked some wonders again, although it seems like all the ballyhoo about Michael’s injury didn’t amount to much in the end.
We found out on Saturday there was minimal damage that Muscaweck found during the two simple procedures she performed on Owen.
Michael Owen – nicely on the mend and no long term damage
Munich-based Dr Ulrike Muschaweck told Sky Sports News:
“With this type of injury after 10 to 12, a maximum of 14 days, he is back into full activity.”
“He will start training today or tomorrow and every day do a little bit more, and after eight to 10 days he will make a full recovery.”
Shae was asked whether she thought Michael would be fit for England’s clash with Estonia on October 13th and replied:
“I hope so and I think so, yes.”
The procedures to repair Owen’s stomach were developed by Dr Muschaweck herself and she performs them exclusively at her Munich clinic. She was then asked whether there would be any long term problems for Michael to which she replied:
“There is no problem to be expected after the operation, not at all.”
What’s next for Michael? Some training and then he’ll need to force his way back into the Newcastle side 😀
Oh yes â€“ he’ll probably play for England now, but it does seem to be right up against Muschaweck’s time line above. There’s 12 days to go to the Estonia game and 16 days to go to the Russia game.
If it’s decided to play him just let’s hope he isn’t injured again. We’ll leave it up to Michael, Big Sam and Steve McClaren to make the decision . We are well aware of Michael’s pride in representing his country,Â but if he plays he has to be 100% fit.