There was good news on Steven Taylor’s return to training yesterday, and there is even more good news on the injury front about Dan Gosling today.
Dan Gosling – good news about Dan today
The news is that Dan has actually kicked a ball for the first time since suffering his anterior cruciate ligament knee damage, in a game against Wolves last March.
The England under-21 international was injured in a collision with Wolves American goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann at Molineux, in the 0-0 draw.
Chris Hughton will rightly be cautious about not rushing the player back to action too quickly, but of course the Brixham, Devon born player will be like a brand new signing for the Magpies in January, and it will be just great to see this very talented 20 year-old in that famous black and white striped shirt.
Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Danny is doing very well. The problem with the injury he has is that you have to follow the guidelines.” “He would have been told what he has allowed to do in particular times of his rehab.”
“At this moment, he probably feels he could push on more, but that is how it gets you – when you are feeling good.” “After the injury he has had, we have to make sure he does the appropriate rehab work at the appropriate time.
“We are still looking at the New Year.” We are all looking forward to seeing him play – he will be like a January signing.”
Hughton is a wise manager, and he knows it’s so easy with injuries like this, to try to do too much with the player too early, and you often pay the consequences for that, with a potential relapse.
But it does look like Dan is coming on just great, and will be fully ready to play come January, and that’s good news, in fact very good news for the Newcastle United club.