Are There Concerns About Dan Gosling’s Knee?


It’s a couple of weeks since we heard that Dan Gosling’s knee swelled up and that he may need a further operation.

Dan Gosling – how’s he doing?

Dan had the bad injury he sustained late last March, which required an operation on his Anterior Cruciate Ligament in his knee.

He seems to have been making a decent recovery, but then played 3 times in a week for about 170 minutes in total, and had the reaction.

The Newcastle medics at the time said it may be that he needed an operation, and suspected he had a floating cartilage in the knee.

But we’ve heard nothing since.

A further injury to a knee, that was already severely injured, is not good news, let’s be clear about that.

It would be good to hear what the next steps are for Dan, but if he is to have another operation maybe it’s time to send him to the world expert on knee operations and particularly  ACL injuries – Richard Steadman in Colorado Springs.

Richard is located in Colorado Springs,  because of all the knee injuries caused by skiing, and Dr. Steadman has already operated on some of the world’s best footballers, who include Alan Shearer, Michael Owen and Brazil’s Ronaldo.

We don’t know which surgeon did the first operation on Dan’s knee,  but if  he is to have another one, it’s important that it be done right, and by the best in the world.

And it could be that Dan may not play much this season, but that’s OK.

It’s much more important that Dan make a full and complete recovery from what is always a very serious injury – that’s the main thing – so the lad can play again.

It would be good to get an update on this from the Newcastle club.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • Dax Trajero

    Feb 3, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Mike Ashley has confirmed sending Dan to Dr. Richard Steadman in Colorado is way too expensive.

    Instead they’re putting him in the back of a transit van and sening him to Dr Nick Riviera in Springfield.

    [img]http://dorkshelf.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/drnick.gif[/img]

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  • Nufcboy88

    Feb 3, 2011 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #2

    bloggs moved on so postin on this lol

    I went to the game last night n after seeing best play last night i would not play him again. He was useless he had no movement and didnt really look interested!! balls were being played down the flanks for him to run into, and nothin he was nowher to b seen. I wonder if MA is thinking we should of kept hold of Carroll now. He could of been worth more than £35mil in the long term. Big mistake to sell him. We looked flat and dull last night. Kept the ball well and defending was good but as soon as the ball was played up top there was nothing! Reminded me a bit of the season we went down, we created no chances and had no flair. That was a game that we did not deserve to loose and was there for the taking. I know Carroll is injured n we wouldnt of had him last night but i think he was the difference, a big man to hit up top and cause some problems. It will b a long hard season now. AP should be worried, MA wont tho coz he dont no fu*k all about football and jus sees pound sounds. They need to get out we are continually being distable by this idiot causing problems. Sorry to go on lol. HWTL

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  • NOVA2967

    Feb 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Is there any good news out there?

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  • NOVA2967

    Feb 3, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #4

    How is Ben Arfa doing? Last article i read said it was worst than most thought but then I just read he will be back March.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Feb 3, 2011 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Of course there are serious concerns about the lad because the swelling is due to inflammation and not fluid. Only Everton know how serious the damage was to the surrounding tissue at time of the injury, and they had enough doubt about the lad’s long term prospects not to offer him a contract until much further down the line. Let’s hope I’m wrong! Just heard from an impeccable source that Nolan actively encouraged Carroll to join Liverpool! Never mind think of the problems at Man City. They brought in a new face just before the window closed, and now Tevez and Lescott are fighting over it.

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  • BeeGuy

    Feb 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #6

    Nolan could have encouraged AC if Nolan knew AC would never be right after the thigh tear. Cash for NUFC, shite for Liverpool.

    One thing about Nick Rivera, the patient is always fixed within a half hour! Right now NUFC reminds me of Homer Simpson fixing problems at the nuclear power plant by covering the warning lights with black electricians tape.

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  • peterktoon

    Feb 3, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Where is Kazenga LuaLua ???

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  • curmon

    Feb 3, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #8

    The Steadman clinic is in Vail not Colorado Springs, I had an ACL op there some years ago.

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  • curmon

    Feb 3, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Jimmymagpie

    Inflammation is fluid

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Feb 3, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #10

    peterktoon – You’re right how is Kazenga Lua Lua?? That kid has great potential and did well the few times he came on as a sub. He went on loan and broke his leg was the last I heard of him. He must be nearing the end of his rehabilitation surely. If he’s already fully recovered (that I doubt) he could be the flair we are missing in the team as long as Ben Arfa comes back.

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  • carrollsinger

    Feb 3, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Lua lua broke his leg at Brighton didn’t he?

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  • ASTORIA

    Feb 3, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Good luck DG!

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