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.