As we have found out over the last few weeks, Danny Simpson will miss the start of next season with a ruptured tendon, after he had continued playing with the ankle injury over the last few games of our Championship winning season.
Danny Simpson – ready by mid-September?
As soon as last season finished, Danny had his ankle operated on, but things turned out to be much worse than Danny and the Newcastle physios had thought, and the right-back will be out of action for four months, and will now miss the start of the season.
The 23 year-old has been on crutches for six weeks now, but the good news is that his recovery has been quicker than once thought, and he could be ready by mid-September, and that means Danny will miss at least the first four games of the season.
But Danny as usual is upbeat about things and his injury:
“It is the best time to get the injury. I might have missed half the season if I’d had the operation while the season was going on,”
“Hopefully now I’ll not miss that many games. It’s difficult to put an exact time on it but I seem to be healing quite quickly, so you never know.”
“Hopefully I’ll be back in training in September and I’ll be looking to get involved by the end of the month. I just want to be back as soon as possible.”
Danny’s right there, but if he had missed the last few game sof the season and not played when he was injured, he may be OK now – that’s another way of looking at it.
It’s never good when players play though injuries, and usually last season manager Chris Hughton was very good the way he handled the players’ injuries at Newcastle, which is one reason the club had so few injuries – for the first time for a long time.