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.
“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.