The Sun is reporting today some bad news for Newcastle fans in that Newcastle striker Martins, 24, who has already missed 4 games with a groin strain, now faces at least six weeks because he needs a hernia operation.
Martins – upset when he was told he needed operation? – cheer up Oba
That’s a big blow for the club and the obvious question will be why have we waited so long to realize an operation was necessary, since that could have taken place a few weeks ago. Oba hurt his groin when he scored the second goal at Portsmouth on 14th December, so that’s a long 23 days ago.
Oh well, these things happen, but if Oba is to have an operation Newcastle should send him over to Dr Ulrike Muschaweck in Munich.
She is the surgical chief and founder at the “Hernia Center Dr. Muschaweck Munich” – which is the largest European center that exclusively specializes in hernias of the abdominal wall and groin region.
Dr. Muschaweck is the surgeon who had Michael Owen back playing (and scoring) after just 10 days, 14 months ago, and she is the surgeon who fixed up Shay Given in March, and seems to have made a great job of that too. She’s also operated on Alan Shearer and Steve Harper, and she’s simply the best in the world.
Dr. Muschaweck created “The Minimal Repair” method of repairing a hernia, and the operation is done completely under a local anaesthetic, meaning the patient is awake during the short procedure and can walk out of the operating room. It also means the recovery time is reduced dramatically and that’s good for people in sports.
At the very least we should send Oba to have Dr. Muschaweck look at just what is wrong with Oba, before anything else is done.
But this is another big blow for Joe Kinnear, who needs the Nigerian star to help his push for Premier League survival for our club.
To end this on some good news – it looks like Charles N’Zogbia will be fit for Saturday’s home game against West Ham after hobbling off at Hull with a dead leg. West Ham have gone five successive games unbeaten on the road – so it’s a good time for Newcastle to end that streak.