Newcastle United defender Peter Ramage is working hard on his fitness following his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) knee operation, and he even hopes to be back earlier than expected.
His expected date back right now is April, but Peter would like to make it back earlier than that.
Peter recently started bike work, which is a major step back for Ramage.
Peter Ramage – working hard to get back quickly after terrible knee injury
Turns out that Ramage has just one year left on his contract at Newcastle, but we think heâ€™ll be offered a new contract by big Sam, but it still has to be a worrying time for the Ashington born lad. Whether you like Peter as a player or not, there’s one thing that’s indisputable about the lad is that he’s a fighter and gives his all for the club. We’d certainly like to see Peter stay at the club and we think Sam see him as a typical player he can improve a lot, with his training techniques.
Peter told the Evening Chronicle yesterday:
“The recovery is going really well and I started work on the bike this week.â€
“That is a major step in the right direction and I have had no reaction to that so far.â€
“I hope that I can kick on and hopefully get back a little bit earlier than scheduled.”
Ramage’s current deal runs out in June, but the defender is only worried about one thing at the moment, and that is getting fit again. Peter added:
“I am hoping for a new deal, of course.â€
“But the most important thing for me and the only thing I am focusing on is getting fit now. The rest will take care of itself.”
When he did sign his last deal Peter took some persuading from Graeme Souness, because he wanted to ensure he would get first team opportunities. It was nothing to do with the money, just that Peter has ambitions and didn’t want to linger on the bench. Turns out he played a lot for the team and so far has 69 appearances for the club with 59 starts. he made only two substitute appearances this season before suffering his horrendous injury. Most of us saw the injury happen on TV, during the Middlesbrough 2-2 draw on 26th August and it looked really bad as soon as it occurred. Peter seemed to know immediately it was bad.
It may be harder for Peter this time around to get into the first team, with all of Sam’s new defensive recruits, but weâ€™d like Peter to stay at Newcastle because he gives his all for the club, and epitomizes the spirit that is Newcastle United. Being born in the great town that produced the Charlton brothers and the great Jackie Milburn cannot be bad either – and heâ€™s more than a decent player. 😀