There is some good news today that the scan carried out on Michael Owen’s groin yesterday revealed there is no serious injury with his groin. So why wasn’t he playing Saturday?
Alan Shearer – willing to play through pain
And we’ve been wanting to say this for a while, but when was the last time Alan Shearer didn’t play for Newcastle because of a slight groin strain. He played out the end of one season with a known groin strain, and that just about sums up the difference in commitment between a Micheal Owen and Alan Shearer.
There’s just no comparison and that’s why Alan got 206 goals in 10 seasons and Owen got 30 goals in 4 seasons.
Alan missed game when he had a smashed up ankle and a smashed up knee, but he never missed games with niggling little injuries – he just played through the pain. And he also did that for England getting cortisone shots in his knee so he could play.
The 29-year-old former Liverpool great, who has been a big flop this year for Newcastle, missed last weekend’s home defeat against Fulham because of a slight groin strain picked up in training.
But after the scan yesterday showed no serious injury, Alan Shearer will be hoping to have him available for the do-or-die battle at Villa Park on Sunday afternoon.
Alan told Newcastle United TV this morning:
“He had a scan on Monday and there is no serious injury so we’re hopeful he’ll be involved on Sunday.”