News today that injury prone Mark Viduka could be out for a minimum of six months with his Achilles tendon injury, if the injury forces him to have an operation to fix it.
Mark Viduka – out 6 months if Achilles operation needed
If Mark does need an operation then a minimum of 6 months will probably not see him return this season, so he will not have played at all.
And whoever gave the medical opinion last May that an injection would do the trick was plain wrong, because Mark could have had the operation and recuperated over the summer, and been fit a lot sooner.
Mark has always had injury problems and last season he only played in 28 games (21 starts) and scored 7 goals. When he was in the side he definitely made a difference, but if you’re always injured you cannot be much help to your employers.
Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Mark Viduka has had one scan on his injury, but he wanted a second opinion and so too did our medical people. That is why he has gone back to Australia.”
“However, we know there is a chance Viduka may need surgery– and if this turns out to be the case we will be without his services for a minimum of six months. This is not good news.”
“We will know more when Viduka comes back in about six days’ time, and in the meantime all we can do is wait and hope.”
One thing that seems certain is that Newcastle will not take up their option of a third year with the Australian. We understand that Mark has a similar contract to Claudio Cacapa – a two year deal with an option for a third year.
We don’t think either player will be at the club next season.
Let us know what you think about this.