There is bad news just released by the Newcastle club, that Leon Best will be out for the rest of the season with his ankle injury.
Leon Best – out for the season
Leon was to see a specialist yesterday, and it would appear that he has recommended an operation later this week in London, on his troublesome ankle.
This is what the Newcastle club issued on their site today:
Newcastle United can today confirm that Leon Best will undergo an operation on his injured ankle on Friday, and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
The 24-year-old striker has six goals to his name from just ten starts this campaign, but has missed the Magpies’ last two games with the complaint.
And after assessment by the Club’s medical staff, Best will travel to London later this week for an operation.
So that seems the end of Leon’s heroics this year in which he made 11 appearances for the Magpies and scored 6 goals, and stepped up to the plate once Andy Carroll left for Liverpool.
But Leon did a good job for Newcastle this year, there’s no doubt about that, and it’s just a pity he is out for the season, since he was showing good signs of improvement.
Leon Best has now shown he can score goals in the Premier League, and he will no doubt be pushing for a first team start come next season, that’s for sure.