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.