The Sunday Sun is reporting that Oba Martins is set to give Newcastle United a huge boost.
Oba Martins – our favorite shot of Oba – yes he just scored 😀
The 23 year-old Nigerian striker had been ruled out until mid-November with the knee injury he picked up against Tottenham. And only last week Kinnear had said he would be out another 4 weeks, and probably be back for the game at Fulham on November 9th.
But Martins now wants to be involved against Sunderland on October 25th, and has been doing some jogging and light training late last week, apparently to the pleasant surprise of manager Kinnear.
While Oba may not make it back for the Sunderland game, it looks like he will be back before November 9th, and given Newcastle fortunes in the last few weeks, that’s got to be taken as good news for the club.
That’s especially true since since our perennially injured striker Mark Viduka could well be out for the season and Alan Smith is out at least until Christmas.
And it wouldn’t surprise us if both the above injured players have already played their last games for the club.