Bad News – Dan Gosling’s Bad Knee Now Swollen

Will the bad news on the injury front at Newcastle never stop?

Dan Gosling – his bad knee is now swollen

Bad news today about 20 year-old Dan Gosling, who  has appeared in three games over the last week or so, in his comeback from a serious knee injury.

His previously injured knee has unfortunately swelled up.

It could be that he’s just played too many games too early,  and fluid has gathered in the knee, but this is hardly a good sign.

Dan  had a serious anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, which he picked up 10 months ago, when playing for Everton against Wolves.

And it’s still not too long ago that this type of injury ended players’ careers in football.

This is what Alan Pardew said today about Dan:

“The knee on which Dan had the operation has swelled up.” “We’ve got to be very careful with him, so we’ve just withdrawn him from training.”

“It’s difficult with Dan.” “We’re purposely taking our time with him, but he’s still ahead of schedule.”

Tomorrow’s game is the last one until Newcastle play at Fulham a week on Wednesday – so hopefully Dan can get some rest and treatment on the knee.

But it’s probably rest he needs most – since it seems he may have played too much too early.

Newcastle will now be even more cautious in bringing Dan back, and that’s the right thing to do.

We have to hope that’s all this is.

And the Newcastle club will also have to be very careful in the way they bring Ben Arfa back too, and it would be foolish to risk bringing the Frenchman back too quickly.

Dan and Hatem are important young players at the Tyneside club, and  both can improve even further, to become top players for Newcastle United.

Comments welcome.

36 comments so far

  • G

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #1

    I would tell him to take the next month or two out, rather than risk him till he is 100%. He is a class player, and rumour has it that Alex Fergusson threw a propper hissy fit at his scouting staff when he found we had signed him for nowt.

  • Black n whiteSi

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #2

    1st. ……maybe

  • Black n whiteSi

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #3


  • nobby sol

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #4

    ive just heard that Stephen Ireland has signed on loan, any confirmation?

  • alex84

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    no not yet, could be just rumours!

  • Toonkistan

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #6

    so the team for tomm looks like this
    simm willo collo bull
    joey danny kev spidey
    shola best (though i’d prefer loverboy)

    damn we dont have no bench for this game :$:$ i have a very bad feeling for tomm 🙁

  • G

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #7

    According to at least 1 source (f365) Vuckic has been named in the squad. I thought he was injured?

  • arcarius

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Aye G thought he were, been long time since he’s featured for the reserves ever since he fcuked up his knee last year

  • expatgeordie

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Where’s Craigcozy when you need him??????

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #10

    I’m not coozy but I am snoozy.

  • Edd Case

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #11

    We have to get Ireland in now then.

  • sirtoongospel

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Gosling will be fine, he will be back in a few weeks I’m sure. 🙂

  • boater

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #13

    If you buy cheap, second-hand damaged goods don’t be surprised if they continue to break down once you get them home.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Any more on Ireland or Routledge???

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #15

    @Toonkistan // Jan 21, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Bench would be:

    Krul, Perch, Sol, Ferguson, Donaldson, Mcloven/Best, Airey

  • jaw4life

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #16

    i thought ireland was injured with a serious-ish knee injury?

  • Mags

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Read. somewhere this is why Moyes would not offer the new deal as they were worried that he could properly recover sufficiently to play regularly, let us hope we can prove those fears wrong but he needs complete rest for at least 3 weeks.

  • Toon XI

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #18

    Note the comment regarding Stephen Ireland:

    Record signing Darren Bent is poised to make his Aston Villa debut in tomorrow evening’s Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City at Villa Park.

    The England striker completed his move from Sunderland in midweek in a deal which could eventually be worth up to £24million.

    Winger Ashley Young is available after missing the derby with Birmingham through suspension, but striker Emile Heskey will serve the final game of a three-match ban for his sending-off against Sunderland. Defender Luke Young (hip) and midfielder STEPHEN IRELAND (knee) remain on the injury list.


  • jwheelie12

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #20

    that’s the daily mail, we need a more credible source than that before it’s done mate

  • G

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #21

    Toon XI, whilst wer’e talking about Villa, the big rumour today is that Houlier is poised to quit the post already! An early favorite for the next manager is Gary Glitter who threw his name into the hat fast once he learned the Villa front line was Young and Bent!

  • shearermania

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #22

    jut been reveiled by a credible source….
    ireland is ready to take a substantial pay cut but in return is adamant he gets the number 10 jersey before signing with toon currently occupied by routledge which mean any deal would only take place after routledge has been loaned to qpr and given up his squad number

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #23

    @shearermania // Jan 21, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Why adament on No. 10??

  • ALEK mkd NUFC

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #24

    bad news for gosling!!!very bad!!!it will be good if ireland sign today and if he can play thats more godd news for our team…cant wait for ben arfa to get to the first team again…

  • Toon XI

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #25

    G // Jan 21, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Too funny! Don’t forget the other member of the front line that attracts Glitter…Agbunghole.

  • shearermania

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #26

    what do i know – just what i was told…..apparently a big primadonna

  • shearermania

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #27

    g – thats good .lol

  • Toon XI

    Jan 21, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #28

    A big primadonna with an apparent knee injury…exactly what we need at the moment.

  • shearermania

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #29

    god my life is sad – sittig by te computer checking if we’d signed any one day after day ust like i did last year in the jauary window and the year before that – ill probably do it agin next year….
    funny i always semm to get dissapoited as we normally dont sign anyone…..
    maybe ill just wait to sibierski resign on january 31st

  • shearermania

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #30

    god my spelling is sad too….

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Only news from nufc is good enough it’s paper talk at mo

  • Sav

    Jan 21, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Houghton gets sacked and receives Sports Personality award, while Krul gets dropped and wins Player of the Month???
    Just a normal day at SJP then.

  • petey

    Jan 21, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #33

    no wonder everton didnt hang on to him. Will this be an ongoing injury?

  • davcon22

    Jan 21, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Doesnt look good to me,been out along time,brought back for a couple of games and its swollen????

  • calvert1977

    Jan 21, 2011 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Why the hell did Pardew play the guy 3 times in a week? I thought it would have been obvious with that kind of long injury lay-off that you can’t overdo it – muppet!

  • KillyMag

    Jan 21, 2011 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #36

    i did my ACL about the same time as Dan, and the swelling is nothing to worry about. Its just a sign its been too much too soon. His knee will be as strong as ever but the swelling can be a bit persistant. The swelling is a sign that the graft is being worked too hard. Its only been 10 months, he will be fine as long as we don’t rush him back


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