Most Newcastle fans will be wondering when Danny Guthrie will be ready to rejoin the relegation battle for Newcastle, after picking up a hamstring injury some time back.
Danny Guthrie – slow recovery from hamstring injury
Newcastle caretaker manager Chris Hughton spoke about Danny to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
“We will have to wait and see with Danny, because he still hasn’t trained with the first-team yet.”
“He’s a long way through with his rehab programme, and that’s gone well.”“There has been no reaction.” “We expect him to train tomorrow.”
“Whether that will be enough to include him on Saturday, we’ll have to wait and see.”
On PhysioRoom.com it says he’s a week away from returning fully to training, so maybe Danny will be available for our next game at home to Arsenal on Saturday, March 21st., which has a late 5:30 pm kick off.
Should Guthrie actually be brought on against Hull City, he is certain for a rocky ride from City fans after his leg-breaking tackle on Craig Fagan, in the first game after Kevin Keegan had left the club last September.
But the Tiger fans barracked him in the FA Cup 3rd round in January, so we don’t know how long that will go on, since Danny said he was wrong and apologized to Craig after the game. Of course on the other hand, it was just a terrible tackle from Danny borne out of complete frustration.
“That incident is very much behind Danny now.” “The lad, Fagan, is back playing and in contention now.”
“You’re always going to have incidents in which you realise you’ve wronged someone. You’ve just got to get on with it.”
“I’m sure the first thing on Danny’s mind is simply getting back playing again.”
Danny has been a success at Newcastle this season, although he’s now missed a number of game since picking up the hamstring injury in the preparation for the Manchester City game on January 28th. So that’s already 6 weeks out for the lad, which is an average for hamstring injuries.
Guthrie signed for around £2M for Newcastle from Liverpool during the summer, and has made 20 starts with 2 goals, and there’s no doubt the lad looks a very promising midfielder, who is still learning his trade on Tyneside.