Ben Arfa Operation Successful – Hughton Devastated


Good news today that Newcastle United new play-maker Hatem Ben Arfa has come through a successful operation on the broken leg he suffered in the club’s defeat to Manchester City yesterday.

Ben Arfa – successful operation today in Manchester

This is what has been put up on Newcastle’s official web site:

============

Following Hatem Ben Arfa’s injury in yesterday’s game against Manchester City in which he suffered a broken tibia and fibula of his left leg, the player has undergone surgery this morning at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Hatem is expected to make a full recovery after the successful operation, although it is not possible at this stage to confirm how long his recovery will take.

Manager Chris Hughton said:

“I am absolutely devastated for Hatem. To get injured at any time is bad enough, but to suffer such a horrendous injury as a double leg break is sickening for the lad.”

“After playing only a handful of games for us, scoring a cracking goal at Everton and doing fantastically well, it’s a cruel and devastating blow for Hatem, and for the club as a whole.” “All the lads are devastated for him as well. I know many of them have already been in touch with him to check he’s doing okay, and that’s great.”

“On the plus side I am delighted to hear from the hospital that the operation this morning was successful and now it’s just a case of nursing him back to fitness. Hatem’s a smashing lad with great character and bags of determination, and with the help of our medical team and backroom staff, I am sure he will make a full and speedy recovery.”

“I’ll be visiting Hatem later today. ‘Get well soon’ is the message from everyone at the club.”

============

It’s a terrible blow for the youngster and we wish the lad a very good recovery.

And it seems he will remain on Tyneside during his recovery,  as the top-class medical team at Newcastle help him back towards fitness, and it would be great to see the lad back playing in black and white stripes before the end of the season.

We’re sure Newcastle fans will let Ben Arfa know just how much he is loved and appreciated at the Newcastle United club and by our fans.

Get well soon son.

Comments welcome.



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

25 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Oct 4, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Dear Ben Arfa,
    All HK supporter wish you all the best. Get well soon, hope this message you can hear!
    And look forward NUFC. never give up!!!!

    0
  • TheToonKing

    Oct 4, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #2

    “top class medical team at Newcastle”….hmm i really hope they do a better job then with Babayaro, Dyer or Shola…

    anyways…wish you the best Ben Arfa and can’t wait to see you again take the pitch at Saint James.

    HOWAY

    0
  • ilovetoon

    Oct 4, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #3

    de jong please do the same ‘fair 50-50’ tackle on ref, so he could have some idea of how serious it really is. I know how much you like to end careers..but somehow the ref doesnt seem convinced.

    0
  • ilovetoon

    Oct 4, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #4

    i hope the police was watching the match. That was attempted murder. He was annoyed that he didnt properly remove hba legs.

    0
  • ilovetoon

    Oct 4, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #5

    oooo and the same fair 50-50 tackle on the FA too.

    0
  • Cheick Mate

    Oct 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Hi lads and lasses, if you havent already, please write a good will message for Hatem Ben Arfa in one of these 2 links.

    The messages will be read and collected soon and sent to the club and Ben Arfa personally.

    Cheers.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/newcastle-united/nufc-news//tm_headline=send-your-message-of-support-to-hatem-ben-arfa%26method=full%26objectid=27398243%26siteid=72703-name_page.html

    http://www.blogonthetyne.co.uk/2010/10/abh-on-hba.html#more

    0
  • Oleg G

    Oct 4, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Can Newcastle go to court with this? Do something about it? get DeJong arrested (just kidding)?

    It is crazy, how someone so young can be crushed by another, and that monster would not suffer.

    This can hurt our club financially as sportively.
    Can’t we demand Man City for compensation?

    0
  • ilovetoon

    Oct 4, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Let this be a lesson to the rest of the footballing community. Don’t de wank. Can someone pls go through with him the rules of the game and basic morals and ethics. he doesnt seem to know right from wrong

    0
  • chuck

    Oct 4, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #9

    A devastating blow to the player and both the team and fans.
    And from all accounts a very poor job of refereeing.
    This kind of thuggish behavior we are presently being subjected too, by a number of players in the EPL, you know the players @ S~land, Stoke, Wolves, Citeh, etc.
    Both the FA and referees have to bring this type of unacceptable behavior under control, refs have to have the courage to stamp out this kind of behavior by showing red cards, which will quickly focus the minds of those managers, who both deny yet secretly condone it.
    Look I have no problem with the certain physicality, which has been a part of the game in the UK for so long, but the present thuggery in combination with the diving and shirt pulling,plus holding, has altered the game to the extent certain fouls have become acceptable, the alternative would be to stop the game every few minutes, interfering with the flow of the game.
    I suppose the minor infringements, are almost impossible to control, but a few yellow cards for diving may make players think twice.
    It`s the studs up stuff combined with the leg breaking type tackles that have to be brought under control and the sooner the better.

    0
  • AndyMac

    Oct 4, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #10

    Football was the loser yesterday not only because the viewing public were denied the opportunity to see HBA’s skills and undoubted talent at first hand but also because, yet again, a Premier League referee has failed miserably to uphold the true values of this great game.

    http://www.manchestercity.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=215728

    Atkinson has since said he saw nothing wrong with the tackle as de Jong wrapped his leg around Hatem’s to ensure he fell over thus breaking his leg

    If you feel as strongly as I do that this sort of career threatening challenge must be eradicated from the game then please sign the petition below.

    http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_p...

    0
  • Neil Shaw

    Oct 4, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #11

    As a City fan I would like to wish the player a speedy recovery. I must admit that Newcastle impressed me yesterday and were certainly at the wrong end of a couple of penalty decisions.
    As for the De Jong tackle I was at the other end of the ground, next to the Newcastle fans. The incident happened so fast that nobody, including both City and Newcastle realised that it was such a bad injury.
    As far as I’m concerned they should either ban the sliding tackle or leave the rules as they are. I’ve seen far worse challenges where the player hasn’t been injured, but De Jong is now being crucified for the outcome rather than the intent, which was no better or worse than the deliberate stamp by Essien on Song at Stamford Bridge, or one of the many “accidental” stray elbows from Tim Cahill or Kevin Davies.
    i’m not trying to defend De Jong, but I’m sure that you’ve had plenty of debates over Joey Barton and this is the guy who once punched the living daylights out of a team mate. but is now developing into a decent Premier Leahue player. De Jong was actually awarded the Man of the Match last week and Ray Wilkins praised him for bullying the Chelsea midfield
    What the media shouldn’t do is pick and choose, when it suits them as a certain Mr Collymore prefers. This is the same guy who defended Ryan Shawcross last season because it suited his arguement that Arsenal had a soft underbelly.
    Good luck for the rest of the season.

    0
  • scrotty

    Oct 4, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #12

    The best way to deal with things like this is for the FA to give red or yellow cards after the game if they’re missed by the ref.

    It would also work great to stamp out all the diving which ruins the things for me and breaks up the play every 5 mins.

    0
  • john_cena163

    Oct 4, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Good to hear da operation is a sucess n hope it might nt take more dan 2-3 months, he is strong n will recover fast.

    0
  • munch27

    Oct 4, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Our FA will do SFA as they havn’t got a pair between them and i am totally impressed by the Dutch coach in the way he has dealt with this but i bet that greaser Mancini will probably give him a bonus , it saddens me to see what these people are doing too OUR beautiful game.

    0
  • Obafan

    Oct 4, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #15

    Good recovery to you Hatem!!!

    Thank you Van Marwijck for kicking De Jong out of your national squad!

    The Fa should ban him as long as Ben Arfa is out of first team.

    Yesterday the Dutch tv programme people (Hugo Borst esp.) were very hard on the *ssh*le De Jong; Borst called him a criminal who should be stopped sooner rather than later.
    Really strang thing is that ehter were amlready lots of discussions about De Jong and his murdering challenges.

    0
  • baro

    Oct 4, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #16

    GET WELL SOON!!! Ben Arfa hope to see you back in St.James Park wearing the black n’ white

    0
  • Robiatti

    Oct 4, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Devastated for the lad but he’ll be back. He’s an amazing talent who could still yet be hughton’s best ever find for the club. Ive just read elsewhere that the fa can’t punish de jong as the ref saw the incident. If thats true then the rules need looking at. Great to see the stance the Dutch coach has taken. The big question is: will de jong apologise?

    0
  • munch27

    Oct 4, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Some clown who was parked the on the path in clayton street today knocked me over in a blue astra then sped off so basically a hit and run but i think that w@nker De’Jong deserves more punishment than the dick in the astra.

    0
  • balubas1

    Oct 5, 2010 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #19

    Neil Shaw:

    De Jong could have punched and kicked Ben Arfa as much as he likes as long as HBA would be able to play the following weekend.

    There is a clear difference between a hard crazy tackle, and a tackle with intent to injure. The difference is clear, but very hard to see for a ref during the game. The only way to determine this is often by replays, which we all know is not an option for the ref to use.

    As for the De Jong tackle itself, I just watched it again 5 times. De Jong clearly goes in too hard, and in the back of his mind he knows that Ben Arfa is pretty much stuck where he is.. so the intent to injure is there.

    The TYPE of intention is the same as when a forward looses a sprint with a centreback and the forward then gives the centreback a little push, so that he collides with the goalkeeper. The forward knows that a dangerous situation will appear, he don’t know if someone will be badly injured or not, but still he goes ahead and gives the nudge to create the dangerous situation. DE JONG knows he creates an avoidable dangerous situation as he goes in to that tackle, as he can SEE that Ben Arfa is in a bad spot.. De Jong goes ahead with his business. And here we are.
    Everybody that has played football themselves know this.

    0
  • balubas1

    Oct 5, 2010 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #20

    Dear FA:

    Either start using video for the ref ingame. (bad idea cuz it would be like watching american football with all the breaks)

    OR start banning players for 6 games or more for INTENTIONAL injuring fouls.

    As we all know.. by watching the replays it’s quite easy to spot who’s going in to injure people.

    0
  • stk85

    Oct 5, 2010 at 3:51 AM

    Comment #21

    i dont get this sport anymore, probably coz irts not a sport, just an industry pandering to sky and the ESPn EPL worldwide brigade…

    de jong is a thug, henry is a thug, cattermole is a thug, there is no place in the game for these bastards. gary linekers documentary last night about how english players need skills over a win-at-all-costs mentality was spot on. we need to grow some balls in this country and start to dictate what is good for us. a certain mr scudamore has alot to answer for on this topic.

    de jong needs banning, for a good 6 months. his role in the team is as a destroyer. im sorry, go play lacrosse or boxing is u wanna do that but in football we need a gentle mans ethic back into this game pronto. i will never forget stewarding during my relegation season and how the players i walked to their cars didnt give a toss. hughton has created spirit and the right attitude for a football team, for real men to follow.

    de jong broke the guys leg. needleess tackle in a needless position. intent was there. 2 mins in, intent to take out maikn threat. its a disgrace

    the fa and PL especially need to follow the dutch fa example and eradicate these types of bastards for the good of the game. end of. there is no place in football for them.

    sorry ed, but i feel my language is deserved

    0
  • chuck

    Oct 5, 2010 at 5:54 AM

    Comment #22

    What more can be said about a player who is responsible for breaking two players legs this early in the season ?
    That and the karate style kick against the Spanish player during the WC.
    How can either the refs. or governing bodies let this kind of open aggression continue ?
    Is this not the reason both yellow and red cards were introduced into the game ?
    We are all aware that referees are instructed by the FA as to how and what they should call, the FA is primarily concerned about selling the game to a worldwide audience, in other words money talks.
    Do`nt keep blowing the whistle , keep continuity it helps sell the game, broken legs and all, what the hell they are making plenty of money!
    Well this acceptance of thuggish behavior may be responsible for turning many people off the present EPL game and direct their attention to other leagues, such as the Spanish Premier league .
    Sure there`s room for a physical game, just go back and watch how the game was played thirty years ago, but nowhere will you see the likes of a thug like De jong.
    Soh ! lets get your act to-gether , i`m talking to the English FA, and refs. get some balls and call them like they are !

    0
  • ANDYLONGS

    Oct 5, 2010 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #23

    Not sure if anybody else noticed when Ben Harfa was on the ground you could see the thug de jong high five his team mates as if to say ‘that’s him out now’, what a tosser. Hope the FA review the video and act on it, that tackle was malicious and with intent, come on the FA act now!!
    Get well soon Ben Arfa, and lets show them how it’s done when you recover.

    0
  • ToonGlenn

    Oct 5, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #24

    OK TIME FOR SHITE CRAPPY REFEREE’S LIKE ATKINSON TO BE DROPPED TO LEAGUE TWO OR SACKED ALL TOGETHER< HE HAD A CRAP CRAP GAME< GAME A PENALTY TO CITEH WHICK WAS OUTSIDE THE BOX!! INITIAL CONTACT!!! THEN SEVERAL POOR MISTAKES, FOLLOWED BY ARFA GETTING HIS LEGS TAKEN OFF BY A AMBUSH STYLE CARREER ENDING TACKLE….DE JONG NEEDS TO BE BANNED FOR A YEAR, FINED ONE YEARS WAGES (WHICH SHOULD BE TO PAY BEN ARFA'S WAGES FOR THE YEAR) AND ATKINSON THE REFEREE FROM THE HACKERS LEAGUE/POOR REFS LEAGUE…WELL HE MUSTED BE SACKED HE WAS UTTER RUBBISH….WAKE UP FA/EPL IF IT WAS ROONEY, GERRARD, LAMPARD, DROGBA OR ONE OF THE BIG GUNS, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN SENT OFF AND SERVING A SEASON BAN!!! THIS IS NO GOOD, AND NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED NOW…STARTING WITH DE JONG, ATKINSON NEEDS TO BE DROPPED/SACKED AND FORCED TO APOLOGISE TO HATEM BEN ARFA……COME ON THIS IS THERE BREAD AND BUTTER, WITHOUT LEGS THEY CAN NOT MAKE A LIVING FROM THE GAME…WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT IT….CRIPPLE SOMEONE, ENDING THERE CARREER OR MAYBE EVEN DEATH (HOPE NOPE…A BIT OVER THE TOP I KNOW BUT ) COME ON WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!

    0
  • stestickle

    Oct 5, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #25

    de jong is probley on off the dirtyist players i have ever seen in the epl week in week out you get the same malice and dont really rate him at all would have tiote over him any day. Well played lads you were only beaten by the ref.Good luck to a speedy recovery Ben arfa

    0

You must log in to post a comment.