Scare Over Dan Gosling Knee Injury

There’s been a bit of a scare with new signing Dan Gosling’s knee, after he has seemingly aggravated the injury.

Dan Gosling – hiccup with recovery from knee injury

Dan suffered the injury when playing for Everton against Wolves at the end of March,  when he clashed with American goalkeeper Marcus Hanneman.

The prognosis at that time was that the 20 year-old would be out for up to nine months,  and it appears it will take at least that amount of time to get Dan fit and playing again, for his new club Newcastle United.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has tried to reassure Geordie fans that Golsing will indeed be ready by January as he said yesterday:

“We’re taking advice from specialists. All the talk is he’ll make a full recovery.”

Signing a player who has sustained a very serious injury is always a little dodgy, but we have to think that Newcastle got top specialist input on the injury and that Dan will indeed make a full recovery.

However, an injury like the one Dan sustained,  a cruciate ligament injury,  used to end the playing careers of footballers not too long ago.

We have high confidence that Dan will be just fine – but no chances whatsoever should be taken with the boy, and he needs to be given whatever time he needs to fully recover.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • balubas1

    Aug 10, 2010 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #1

    dodgy? why? He’s a free signing aint he? Where is the risk?

  • baro

    Aug 10, 2010 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #2

    I definitley think he signed with the right club. And believe he will indeed shine for Newcastle once he is back and fully fit. No need to rush Danny boy because that is a very serious injury. Since he is coming back fit around December and January he sure will be a great Christmas gift. Still young and only 20 years old. Can’t wait for him to get back in action.

  • Darling27

    Aug 10, 2010 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #3

    We’re still paying his wages balubas1.

  • Toonmania

    Aug 10, 2010 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #4

    Dodgy i suppose because we will still be paying his wages until he is fit (but thats a small price to pay) as i think this lad will repay that in performances over the next couple of years. By the looks of it Ben Arfa will be a NUFC player in the next couple of days too 🙂 so now we just need a prolific striker and we will be away

  • baro

    Aug 10, 2010 at 6:19 AM

    Comment #5



    ——————-Ben Arfa————————

  • henok ethiopian toon

    Aug 10, 2010 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Baro or any one who dont think danny boy is not good enough for nufc is one crazy person…danny is the best player we have in mid field even better than nolan

  • Ericles

    Aug 10, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #7

    Gosling will be fine. Of course we pay his wages while he is unfit. How many on here would want a boss to say ” hey, you have hurt your knee so no pay for you until you are back at work!”. We have taken on a future gem I think so we stick with him and the decision of CH.

  • altern8tif

    Aug 10, 2010 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #8

    Baro, what formation are you playing? 4-4-1?

    U seem to be missing a player…

  • Partizan

    Aug 10, 2010 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #9

    baro….who got the red card 🙂

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 10, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #10

    Its Campbell he is missing, he is still finishing his dinner!

  • Bao Zheng

    Aug 10, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Baro, so basically we will play 4 0 5? Should be exciting. Assuming we put some muscle next to Joey the next decision is who will take the free kicks cos if Arfa is playing behind Big Andy we are going to see a shed load of fouls just outside the box. It’s the only way you can stop him. My vote is Jose.

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 10, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #12

    Balubas – he’s on a 4 year contract worth £25 a week. Do the math !!

  • Solaidback

    Aug 10, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #13

    I’d play this formation:



    ——————-Ben Arfa————————

  • crappy_punk

    Aug 10, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #14

    I don’t usually comment on here, more of a reader, but i had to log in to say that I have never laughed as much as i did when i read comment 10

    NUFC_Richyg01 // Aug 10, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    Its Campbell he is missing, he is still finishing his dinner!

    Amazing.. Cheers, made my day

  • Chris F

    Aug 10, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #15

    not sure what “scare” the headline’s referring to.

    everyone knew how long he was going to be out for before he signed.

  • milktoonaus

    Aug 10, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #16

    hahaha @campbell comment.. classic!

  • baro

    Aug 10, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Hey m8’s

    Nolan got the red card, trust me I’m not dum enough to keep a person out. 🙂

  • steve1980

    Aug 10, 2010 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Gosling was a punt, of that there is no doubt. Like others have said, 10 years ago, his carear would’ve been over. And there is a chance he may not be the same player when he comes back. But as a free signing, we had to take the chance. Like Hughton rightly said, it was an opportunity. Yeah, an opportunity to get a player valued in January at £4-5 million for nowt. And at 20, he’s a hell of a prospect. I just hope the lad recovers. Incidentally, on Monday i’d play:

    Goal – Harper
    Right Back – Taylor
    Centre Half – Coloccini, Williamson
    Left Back – Enrique
    Right Wing – Routledge
    Centre Midfield – Barton, Guthrie, Vuckic
    Left Wing – Gutierrez
    Forward – Carroll

  • liamHWTT

    Aug 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #19

    sooooo what was the scare that you state in the headline Ed???? where are the details of the “re-aggravation”???

    we already knew he has a bad knee injury. more classic headline bs’ing.


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