Good news about new signing Dan Gosling, who has yet to play for Newcastle, is that he is back in training and has further stepped up his recovery from the ACL knee injury he suffered last March playing for Everton at Wolves.
Dan Gosling – back in training with Reserves this week
Dan Gosling is shown above doing some training with the Reserve squad this week, and it’s great to see Dan getting back to playing again.
This is what Dan told the Newcastle United official site today:
“I’m basically doing my pre-season now,” “I’ve stepped it up over the last couple of weeks and I’m just building up my fitness really so I can go back to the first-team and not look like a fool!”
“The knee itself feels good. I’ve just got to build up the muscles around it still, but that will come within the next few weeks so I’m really getting there now.”
“So it’s just fitness and the latter stages of the muscle-building, and then I should be on my way.” “It feels like I’m back now, but I’m not quite there so I have to be careful, but things are looking up.”
“I feel strong and it’s a huge weight off my shoulders now, knowing I’m coming in and going outside and not just in the gym.”
It must be really difficult for these lads to overcome these long term injuries but it will be great to see Dan in action for Newcastle.
The Brixham-born player is 6’0″ tall and still only 20 years old and has made 61 first class club appearances with 8 goals, and has so far played twice for the England U21 side.
Dan will of course face stiff competition for a place in the Newcastle side, as the Magpies squad continues to get stronger, and we would think he could be fully fit by the beginning of next year, which was the target date.
And while we are on long term injuries our thoughts are also with Hatem Ben Arfa, and at the beginning of every month we’ll do some articles on him, so he knows he’s not being forgotten as he returns from his broken leg.
Ryan Taylor is also out for up to 12 weeks with his recent ankle injury, so we have three good players out with long term injuries at the moment, with Steven Taylor having just returned from his shoulder injury, and we expect Steve Harper to be back again in just a few weeks time.
It’s really good news to see Dan Gosling kicking a ball again.