Dr Muschaweck, the world renowned surgeon who has developed techniques for operating on the hernia area which require minimal repair time has talked about Michael Owenâ€™s injury and she thinks that thereâ€™s little chance of his injured area breaking down.
The only thing stopping Michael playing is if thereâ€™s any pain there.
Michael Owen – no more groin problems ?
As we have mentioned before Muschaweck developed what is known as the ‘Minimal Repair Technique’ for athletes, among others and she insists the risk of the injury re-occurring is minuscule.
She talked yesterday about Michaelâ€™s injury which she seems to have done such a great job on:
“The main difference to other operation techniques for the groin area is that only the defect of the posterior wall of the groin canal is opened and no sound tissue is destroyed.â€
“A special type of suturing is necessary, which keeps the elasticity of the abdominal wall. Therefore the training and full activity can start very early without any risk.â€
“The only thing stopping a quick return can be some pain which will keep the player off the field for some further days. The risk of the injury re-occurring is 0.1 per cent.”
So there you have it, certainly the surgeon is positive about the fitness of Owen. Letâ€™s hope sheâ€™s right and Michael comes back to Newcastle on October 22nd from the two England games fit and well, and ready for our vital clash with Tottenham on 22nd October.