Hatem Ben Arfa will not be able to return from his double leg fracture until next March, and that’s going to seem like an awful long time for the 23 year-old, after he seemed to be loving his time on Tyneside.
Ben Arfa with Tiote – after scoring that fantastic goal at Everton
Ben Arfa spoke with the press yesterday, and seems to be OK in terms of his spirits, and said he thinks his recovery is progressing quite well:
“I am doing well in my recovery but the process is slow,” “I am staying with my grandparents and that is good for the psychology aspect because it is not easy with an injury like this.”
“It is a long process. There is not a lot I can do in these early stages and it is a case of waiting for the bone to mend.” “By being where I am at the moment and getting a little bit of treatment, time is passing a bit faster and I’m feeling good.
“Every game before kick off I call my colleagues and give them encouragement.” “I then talk to the captain [Kevin Nolan]. It’s a shame I am not able to help but the doctors are giving me a lot of hope and comforting me with this injury.”
It’s important that we help to keep the spirits of the boy up, as he goes through the long and arduous ordeal of recovering from a double fracture of his left lower leg, the worst injury of his career.
We see that the Evening Chronicle has ended their web messages page for Ben Arfa, so probably the best way to contact the Frenchman now is through email to the Newcastle club HERE.
We’ll keep reporting on how Ben Arfa is doing, so we can all continue to support the lad during his long recovery.