Good news for Newcastle fans this week has been that Mike Williamson is now fit to play, albeit with a splint on his broken hand.
Mike Williamson – fit again after hand
Mike Williamson has today talked to the Newcastle Journal and apparently a rumor spread on Tyneside is that he picked up his hand injury while surfing at Tynemouth.
Surfing in March – right – the North Sea is freezing even in August!
This is what Mike said today:
“It’s giving me no grief at all now so I’m delighted,” “I’m OK for Monday, fit for selection. I don’t know where the surfing rumour came from at all, I have never done that in my life.”
“It was one of those freak accidents. I was doing some stretches at home, fell over and put my weight on it and I didn’t even realize I had done it until later that evening. I went to get checked out to be safe and I couldn’t believe it.”
“It could not have been worse timing. I had just put in a few good performances, I had the shirt and I was just looking forward to the rest of the season.”
“It was bad timing for me. But at least I have a chance again now because Fitz (Hall) has pulled his hamstring.”
“I’ll have a cast on and that stops me from doing anything that might hurt the bone. When you look back it is frustrating. But I do stretches at home, a bit of core fitness, general things, all of the time.”
“The manager was saying what were you doing? But it really was just a freak accident, one of those that will never happen again.”
We can well imagine that Chris Hughton was not too pleased when Mike called him to tell him about the injury and how he had picked it up.
Mike has been a rock at the back for Newcastle since he came into the club in January from Portsmouth, and he looks another one of Newcastle’s recent bargain buys.
£1M for Mike, based on his current form this year is a bargain indeed, and he looks to have what it takes to even be a big success in the Premiership next season.
In fact our central defenders – Coloccini, Taylor (S), Williamson and Kadar seem to be good enough for the Premiership, and we believe Tamas Kadar will come through big time next season, and will himself be pushing for a starting place in defense – he’s that good.
And of course we will be looking forward to the summer if and when we are promoted, because it promises to be such an exciting period for Newcastle fans.
There will be obvious discussion about whether the Newcastle squad is good enough to stay up next season, and look for the doom and gloomers to say it’s a certainty we’ll be relegated.
Wasn’t that what they were saying last summer too?