Hughton Holds Gosling Back A Bit – To Ensure Full Recovery


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.

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4 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 26, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #1

    I think one of the clubs’ biggest problems over the years has been that we have relied too much on individuals and when those individuals have become injured, we have, at times rushed them back too soon, and in the end, we have paid the price.

    Thankfully Hoots is much more wise on the injury front, so hopefully when players come back, they are back for a sustained period of time.

    Good work Chris!

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  • Visten

    Oct 26, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Look forward to seeing what he can do but here is the problem. He recovering from a serious injury which will take him a longer time to get his form and confidence back on the pitch, let’s also not forget that he is at a new club with new team mates to adapt to which will also hamper his progress. We need to be very very patient with this lad for the above reasons. Having said that when he is fit will he get in the team, not sure as we have 4 goal Nolan, and the brilliant Tiote and Barton this season.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Oct 26, 2010 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Ben Arfa, missing you!!!!!!

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  • baro

    Oct 26, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Can’t wait for him to come back! A great young player who will go right into first team

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