Newcastle Shocked By Latest Ben Arfa Injury


Alan Pardew will find out soon enough what the extent of Hatem Ben Arfa’s ankle injury is.

Ben Arfa – out for three weeks?

But it’s obvious that Ben Arfa will come in for special treatment from opposing defenses,  simply becasue of his skills, and we have to hope he’s not being injured all the time.

Newcastle fans again had to witness the 24 year-old being carried off on a stretcher again on Wednesday night  in Kansas,  but the initial word was that was a a precaution.

Ben Arfa should be back in Newcastle now, and that ankle is being looked at closely, to see just how bad it is.

The striker was sent to a local hospital in Kansas on Wednesday evening for a scan, and whatever they saw was enough for Pardew to send the lad home the next day, and he will miss the rest of the American tour.

Unfortunately the injury is to the same leg  he broke in two places last season, after a wild tackle from Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong, and it’s the leg he does all the damage with.

He uses the right leg just to stand on and keep his balance.

Alan Pardew said last night:

“There was shock at the time. When you’ve gone through what he went through last year, that’s understandable.”

“His demons will be there for a while, but we think he’s fine. We sent him for a precautionary X-ray, but we think he’s OK.”

We should get to know some time today the extent of the injury, but the rumors are that it may not be too bad,  and he could be out for up to three weeks.

We’ll see later today if there’s any truth in that, and of course the first game against Arsenal is three weeks tomorrow.

Comments welcome.



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32 comments so far

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jul 22, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #1

    His agent says 6-12 weeks I thing Fat boy needs to get his cheque book out he’ll be a big miss. I just hope we haven’t bought someone whose now injury prone

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  • cousto

    Jul 22, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #2

    He’ll be back for the gunners game. Stay positive

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  • Eastander

    Jul 22, 2011 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    On the plus side if its the same leg he broke and he took a tackle bad enough to damage his ankle on it it looks like his leg is pretty strong again

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  • cousto

    Jul 22, 2011 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #4

    The lad has said himself that he should be back in 3 weeks. The agent report is b*ll*cks

    http://twitter.com/#!/ToonArmyAmerica/status/94048258200043521

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  • Brutooon

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #5

    despite only couple of friendly games, we already got numbers in the injury room

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Eastander did you get the code i posted on the last post

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Hopefully we will find out by dinner time i reckon its not as bad what everyone is making out

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  • onepeterb

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Who is going to come in as a replacement for HBA for 3-6 weeks and then left out the team. Get real

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  • Eastander

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Yeah I got it chears eastand, I’m on my phone so I’ll join when I get on a computer and set my team up

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  • Scottiedog

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #10

    there is plenty of cover for him at the moment as lets face it they are only friendlies!!

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  • boater

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #11

    Sorry but Ben arfa is as a bonus this season. Don’t expect him playing every week and or scoring goals for fun like the playstation fantasists on here seem to think.

    I have my worries where are the goalscorers in this team?

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #12

    If we get another striker play 442 until HBA returns you dont need another AM or you can play jonas there like we did against chelski

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  • Eastander

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #13

    whilst i’d rather they didnt get injured my girlfriends dad said something last night I could definitely get used too… “our flair players need protection off the refs” our flair players! Newcastle have flair players! Makes a change from last year

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #14

    Probably just swollen or bruised, we are bound to be over cautious with him after the horrific injury he has just come back from.

    @3 Agreed, a challenge like that would test a fracture and I think it is good that there was no damage there, have to admit, that was my initial thoughts.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #15

    We do have flair players now and people are still unhappy

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Fingersc cross thats all it is. On another note he’s going to have to know that these tackles are going to come and know how to ride them. And that’s.

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  • roy cropper

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #17

    @ 1 you can’t really miss something you’ve never had – mike’s view & good reason for him not to get the cheque book oot.

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  • Irie-Magpie

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #18

    *and that when he’ll cause damage to opponents defence*

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  • Stuart

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #19

    @1 – I wouldnt say HBA is injury prone like. Its more a case of being caught with bad tackles. Hes far too tricky and quick for alot of players so nine times out of ten they’re late with their challenges and he’s going to get caught.

    Still hoping he’ll be back for Arsenal, at the worst the mackems.

    Not like that eplforcast doom mongering yesterday saying he’d broken his leg again haha!

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  • roy cropper

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #20

    @ 19 i would’nt call him injury prone either.

    i’d say – sicknote – is more appropriate for someone that’s turned up for work 4 or 5 times & put a sicknote in twice.

    sicknote it is then – can we all agree?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #21

    @ roy cropper – Grow up.

    His agent is clearly not a doctor! One an a half months to 3 months. A bit vague isn’t it!

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  • roy cropper

    Jul 22, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #22

    softlad @ 21 – i said he’s submitted a sicknote twice & he has – now what’s your f@cking problem?

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #23

    We have had 2 Games In a Week Now – Lost Guthrie and Ferguson to Injury There. Then We have a Game in America and Loose H.B.A and Jose there. By The Arsenal Game we will be down to the Bones Again… Ashley For Gods sake Get The Cheque Book out and Get Nzogbia and the New Striker we Need . Bottom 6 is Not what we want Top 8 is were we should be this season !!!!!

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  • liam85

    Jul 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #24

    I think people on here are moaning all the time because we are loyal fans with a team that used to be SO good! I understand the frustration because I’m a supporter but I chose to ignore it because I can’t do anything to change it.
    We all want a new number 9, we got one, he fu**ed off. Just seems like we are always being pushed down and we don’t get as much luck.
    I just think the fans just want to be rewarded for the crap we’ve been through all these years. (that includes a whole year being scared we were going to be stuck in the Championship!)

    The fact is we all can’t change anything. We all want loads of new players to come in so we can be happy we are beating the good teams in the PL but the reality is we can’t do it over night. Mike Ashley isn’t going to spend mental money on loads of players, he will buy players but it’s not going to be in this transfer window. He needs to settle the books get rid of dead wood then bring players in. I think the players we’ve bought in sound like we could be getting somewhere but we just have to wait!
    I have a feeling with the players we have been bringing in recently we will be a great team and we are on the way up!
    We didn’t have the best squad last season but we still beat some big teams and some came so close to winning.. We will be OK. We should just put faith into this club (whoever the owner is) we can’t change it. 🙂

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  • Stuart

    Jul 22, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #25

    @Lee Dodd – Whats the point in him signing anyone. By your logic they’ll just get injured the first time they play anyway.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #26

    Cropper, my problem is, two genuine injuries does not make a sicknote. And calling me softlad is pathetic, grow up, keyboard warrior. Your mam will spank your bottom if you continue such rude behavior

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  • thai-mag

    Jul 22, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #27

    I remember last season pardew said carrols injury was just miner he was out for months, soon see who is right

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  • stephen1971

    Jul 22, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #28

    well said liam lad, i,m not too worried about a few injuries as it could give the young lads coming through a chance to step up to the mark, we do have some cracking players in the resrve team that i,m sure could hold there own at this level, feel sorry for hba but hey it could be a good thing in a sick way , as now he knows he can take a big tackle without his leg snapping ,

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  • roy cropper

    Jul 22, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #29

    @ 26 if you think refering to you as – softlad – makes me a keyboard warrior – then you really are a softlad & you do infact have a problem.

    i’m not so sure this is the best site for the soft natured type & kids that are frightened of their own shadows mind.

    BHOO!

    only joking – or’am i.

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 22, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #30

    If that’s the case cropper, why are you on this site? You’re attitude towards ben arfa, the club and other fans is clearly disgusting. Just carry on like that, no one can stop you on line, that’s why you do it, safe in the knowlege no one finds out who you are, mentally scarred from your daddy’s sex dungeon where you spent 5 painful years.

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  • roy cropper

    Jul 22, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #31

    goodbye & the best of luck with your problematic life – markaccus.

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  • The Eternal Optimist

    Jul 22, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #32

    cropper seems the type who’d quite like a 5 year stint with his poppa up his poopa.

    back to the footy anyhow- i think hba will be back soon enough- spoke to a few french lads on my travels this year and it turns out he seems to quite widely disliked in france- apparently he doesn’t like it up him and has a tendency to lash out when he gets challenged unfairly.

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