Newcastle United striker Mark Viduka has been ruled out of being fit for the start of the new season.
Mark Viduka – misses start of the season
That’s about the last thing we wanted to hear about Mark, since he had an injury interrupted first season at the club last season, and has been plagued by numerous little injuries throughout his career.
It appears that Newcastle manager Keegan believes the striker will be missing for the first two or three games of the season, and it therefore could be September before the Australian can play again for the Magpies.
It was feared at the end of last season that Viduka would need an operation on his Achilles tendon injury, but he was able to get buy with an injection in May, but we had thought he would have been fit by now.
Keegan talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œMark will definitely not be ready to start the season, but he should be back in training in the next week.”
â€œWith the catching up he has to do, I would say, if everything goes to plan, Mark will miss the first two or three games just because of match fitness.”
â€œOther than that, I donâ€™t think there is anybody who I could say, at the moment, will miss the start of the season.â€
Mark has proved he can be a valuable player for the club when fit, but we just have to get more games out of him this coming seasonÂ – somehow.