Well would you believe it – we were thinking that Alan Smith could be out for up to two months, and thought that was bad enough – but news later today that Alan Smith is out for the season.
Alan Smith – being strangled by Titus Bramble on Sunday
When Alan went down injured on Sunday, he seemed to know immediately it was a bad injury, and unfortunately it was the same ankle that was mangled badly when he was playing at Manchester United.
Alan Pardew is now fearful Alan is out for the season, and it seems there could well be some complications from the previous injury, and this is hardly good news for Alan Smith.
The Leeds lad has had to change the way he plays because of that previous bad injury, and this will not help him much at all, and we’re really sorry to hear about this.
Newcastle manager Pardew told Press Association Sport:
“Because he’s had a dislocation and a break on that ankle before, when you get a heavy blow like he did it’s a very low recovery rate.”
There’s only 11 days left in this transfer window, and this should be further incentive for Alan Pardew to bring in some new players, if only on loan for the rest of the season.
But this is not good news for Alan Smith – and again we think this may be a really bad injury for the player.