Emre, after just recovering from his thigh strain and hamstring problems, has injured himself again.
Emre – has now injured his ankle
Thatâ€™s the bad news coming out of St. Jamesâ€™ Park today about the Turk who has been out injured since February 9th, and has hardly played for Kevin Keegan, because of injuries.
Emre apparently limped out of training yesterday after injuring his ankle, and is said to be out at least a couple of weeks. Emre played a good 45 minutes in Monday nightâ€™s Newcastle Reserves 1-1 draw with Manchester United and was even able to score a great individual goal.
But with Emre again being injured that probably means he will at least miss the next 3 games over the next 2 weeks, and he will have little chance now of making an impact for the Magpies this season.
Emre has always of course been injury prone, but he has missed even more matches this season. But on his day he can be a match-winner as he proved that against Everton last October, when he scored one and made one for Michael Owen, when coming on for the last 15 minutes of that game. He won the game for Newcastle in that 15 minutes of creative magic.
We just have to try to do something about our injury prone players that include not only Emre, but also Mark Viduka, who has been doubtful this week because of another tight hamstring.
These are very good players but they obviously cannot do us any good if they are always out injured.
Maybe they can be given strengthening exercises over the summer to strengthen their weak spots, much like the exercises Michael Owen is on for the rest of his career.
What do you think about these injuries?
Comments very welcome.