Injury Update on Newcastle Youngsters

Newcastle United 18 year-old youngster, Wesley Ngo Baheng, hopes to be back from his ACL injury quicker than the 12 months first estimated.


Wesley Ngo Baheng – sufferd ACL injury in Senior Cup Final

Wesley has told the Newcastle United official web site today that he expects to be back in action within the year, and certainly before the end of the season.

That would be really good if Wesley can do that.

The 18-year-old Frenchman badly damaged his anterior cruciate ligaments, during the Reserves’ Northumberland Senior Cup Final win over Blyth Spartans, at St. James’ Park back in April.

While it was initially thought the youngster would be out for the full season, the former Le Havre youngster now admits he is in fact quite hopeful of making a return, before the end of this season.

Wesley told the official web site this afternoon:

“I’ve spent most of the summer in rehab and hopefully I will play again this season,”

“At first they said it would be a year but now I hope to be back before then.”

Behaeng watched the 6-2 thrashing the Reserves received from Newcastle Benfield last night at Sam Smith’s field – that must have been painful.

Reserve team coach Adam Sadler has also given an injury update on other youngsters Andy Carroll and Kazenga LuaLua, following the Benfield run-out.

Adam said:

“Kazenga and Andy are injured so we had to play a few of the younger boys in our first friendly last night,”

“Kazenga suffered a slight hamstring tear and will only start to run tomorrow and isn’t too far away.”

“Andy is a little bit behind, it’s his heel that is the problem.”

If both Andy and Kazenga are not sent out on loan this coming season, we think they both will have a chance of playing some first team football, since both are knocking on the door.

Newcastle need to have some youngsters coming through this season, if we are to be successful in getting into the top six.

It’s a mammoth undertaking this season for Kevin Keegan and the club, given our pathetic performances over the last two seasons.

But if anybody can do it – it’s Kevin.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • toonfan1

    Jul 16, 2008 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #1

    great news for Baheng. got big hopes for him in the future. seen him before in the reserves- all i can say is future star in the making.

  • obaistheman

    Jul 16, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #2

    completely off topic , sorry but does any1 no wat is happenin with emre. cant get it outa my head

  • xfer

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Off to Fernabache. He could be serving the army in Turkey for 21 days now.

  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #4

    He can’t go back to turkey ’til later this month, otherwise he’ll have to do national service in the army…It’s pretty soon tho’ i think!?!..

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Sounds like a really nasty injury especially for a young lad, hope he heals well and quickly.

  • Davies

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #6

    Good lads. I reckon Caroll and Lualua won’t go out on loan this season. If we’re only bringing in 3 or four players, we’ll be a bit thin on the ground without them.

    I think Lualua has a lot to offer. I hope he breaks through soon.

  • ToonTimbo

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #7

    That injury is soo very painful and very easy to reinjure!! I tore my ACL a couple of years ago falling of my bike and it took months for it to recover, and sometimes i even feel it now!! All i can say i wouldn wish it on anyone so i wish Wesley all the best in his recovery!!

  • ObaFan2

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #8

    I think LuaLua is a bright prospect and could we’ll see more of him maybe in the cup games this season.

  • ToonTimbo

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Check this out from our signing to be (touch wood)

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #10

    right i wasnt convinced but if aimar can do that get him signed now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • toooooon fan

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #11

    was that gutierrez trying to head in on the line

  • neil009

    Jul 16, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Bit off topic. Bit late now, but what do people reckon – Should we have went for Robbie Fowler on trial? An experienced head, would have filled the gap for a season.

  • beye the great

    Jul 16, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #13

    dont be siily neil 009 aand also do you think this injury will have a big impact on his development hope not

    p.s where has fernando been lately

  • Leo

    Jul 16, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #14

    he looks a good prospect i like him, he looks happy wen he is on the pitch

  • Murph

    Jul 16, 2008 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #15

    I’m an 18 year old footie player myself and unfortunately had the same injury in the past. It took me a year to fully recover, although 5 months of that was waiting for an operation and so i think Wesley could be back in 7 or 8, as he will have already had the operation. Best of luck to him, looks good from the little i have seen of him!

  • Grey

    Jul 16, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Any news on how long Kadar is out for? would like to have seen him pushing for a spot on the bench this season

  • Piers

    Jul 16, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #17

    This guy is rediculus. I hope he doesn’t rush back, too good to be injured again. A future star without a doubt .

  • Punk Skunk

    Jul 16, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #18

    For as long as it takes for hungary to finish playing in the euro u19’s, i my guess!..

  • clinta

    Jul 17, 2008 at 2:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Blind faith! if anyone can do it it’s a european/international manager with cup experience and who’s been around a while and actually won something before as a manager.

    that’s why all the bigger clubs in world football have them, the tottenhams, liverpools, chelseas, barca’s, etc… etc…

  • clinta

    Jul 17, 2008 at 3:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Yes tottenham? under ramos they’ll be a big club, they already won a trophy season one.


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