News today that Michael Owen has had another groin operation in Munich, Germany, as he recovers from his ankle injury he picked up in the 2-1 defeat at Manchester City last month.
Michael Owen – another hernia operation?
Joe Kinnear had said Michael was due to return next Sunday in the game at Bolton, and while he was in Portugal last week we were told in fact he would return for the game at Hull, which is on March 14th, and that his 6 weeks out had always been the prognosis on his ankle injury.
If this report is true in The People today, we’re not sure why the club would keep this a secret, since if Michael did need something done to his groin, not would be a good time to have it, while he is out in any case with another injury.
So it doesn’t seem like the big deal The People are making of this.
The operation was where Oba Martins recently had his groin operation, at the Munich clinic of Dr Ulrike Muschaweck, where she previously performed a double groin operation on Owen in September of 2007.
The surgeon does these operations under local anaesthetic to cut down dramatically the recovery time needed .
The report also suggests that Michael will move on a free transfer to Manchester City in the summer, and if he does that, so be it.
We only want players at Newcastle who want to be at the club, and the club have stuck by Michael, through thick and thin in his 4 years on Tyneside, and yet he’s made only 52 starts with 26 goals in that time.
This is hardly a stellar record in almost 4 seasons.
If Michael does leave in the summer, his transfer will go down in history as one of the worst deals for a football club in history.
Newcastle paid £17M for Michael from Real Madrid in August, 2005, and have paid another £22M in wages over four years, so currently each goal has cost Newcastle £1.5M.
To say that is not good, is a huge understatement.