Some good news over the weekend for Newcastle fans was that Habib Beye will return to full training today.
Habib Beye – may be ready for Blackburn on Saturday
Beye visited a specialist in London last week about his Achilles injury, and was given the go ahead to start training again today, but the Carling Cup tie with Spurs on Wednesday will come too soon for the Senegalese International.
Habib has been missed these last couple of games, and David Edgar has looked less than steady in that position. The best we can hope for is that Beye will be ready for our home game against Blackburn next Saturday.
But there is still a worry that any negative reaction of the Achilles could mean that Beye is forced to have an operation on his injured heel. Let’s hope that is not required – that’s the last thing we want to hear right now.
Beye told the Chronicle last Saturday:
“This is my second season and I want it to be a success like last year.” “After some games my Achilles has been very sore and I needed a late fitness test at Arsenal before I played.”
“I wanted to rest after that and see what happened.” “I have had treatment on it, I wanted to stop and have a break after Arsenal.”
“I knew that I could miss Hull City but I knew I could come back afterwards.” “I can’t play all the season with this.”
Caretaker manager Chris Hughton talked about Beye’s injury:
“He’s one that we’ll assess over the next two weeks. We’ll try to up his training, and the amount of work that he’s able to do without him having any ill effects.”
Habib has been a good player for us since he was signed last summer from Marseilles, but like the other players he must be worried about the events going on at Newcastle right now.
It looks like he will soon be playing under his 3rd manager at the club, in a short 12 months.
Where is that stability we said we needed at the club?