Some bad news today for Newcastle fans because Kevin Keegan has said that Mark Viduka will be out anywhere from three to six months after his Achilles tendon operation.
Mark Viduka – out up to 6 months 🙁
Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan said he would know in the next fortnight whether Viduka would be fit to start next season.
Kevin said at today’s press conference:
“Mark Viduka could be out for three to six months,”
“That’s a blow for us but we’ll see.”
“We’ll know more in two weeks and will inform you then.”
“Mark’s done great for us so that’s a blow.”
Viduka has proved since Kevin Keegan arrived, that he is a key player at Newcastle, and he has been in good form for the club, seemingly having a good playing understanding with Michael Owen and Oba Martins.
Mark Viduka was a doubt for last Monday’s game against Chelsea, and as it turned out, he lasted only 45 minutes before being replaced by the ineffective Alan Smith in the second half.
Mark’s English season is now over, and we expect his operation to take place very quickly.
Viduka has been troubled by niggling injuries this season, which have included problems with his hamstrings, calf and ankles.
The rest he will get following his operation will do Mark a lot of good, and we hope he comes back next season in great shape – he’s an important player for this New Newcastle side, that’s for sure.