News yesterday that 32-year-old Mark Viduka will fly out to Australia in an attempt to fix the Achilles problem he’s been suffering from most of this year.
Mark Viduka – hopes to get fit in Australia
Mark has been continually injured in his time at Newcastle United, and has started only 21 games with 7 substitute appearance and 7 goals. But he has yet to play this season.
The Newcastle medical staff are mystified by Viduka’s failure to return to full fitness, since he had the injection following the Chelsea game in early May, but has been sidelined ever since.
Interim manager Joe Kinnear could offer no insight into the problem yesterday:
“I don’t know where we are with it,”
The Australian International is expected to arrive in Melbourne in the next few days to undergo tests and treatment at the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Center. If the problem cannot be pinpointed there, then he may join the Socceroos squad in Brisbane. The Australian team doctors can then see what they can do to get this man fit to play football.
But obviously Mark is not helping the team as he visits the treatment room every day, and the sooner he is fit again the better. When he is fit, he’s an excellent front man.
However this is no different than it’s been his whole career, and he seems to be continually dogged by various injuries over the last several years.
Oh well – let’s hope his home country people can fix him up – and quickly.