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.