Some good news today and that rumor that he could be back in three weeks we mentioned earlier today – seems to be holding up.
Ben Arfa– back in three weeks?
The Frenchman is wearing a protective cast on his leg, and the 24 year-old arrived back in Newcastle yesterday, after leaving the club’s US tour.
It’s bad enough breaking your leg twice and being out almost nine months, but then in the second game of your comeback to be injured again, and it’s the same left leg – that’s really tough luck for the Frenchman.
It was Ben Arfa who had said he thought he could be back in just three weeks, and he said that to Newcastle fans at the Kansas City game, as the fans were obviously just a little distraught at the sight of seeing Ben Arfa again being carried off on a stretcher – again.
It could be that Ben Arfa will be fit for the Arsenal game, which is three weeks tomorrow at St James’ Park, and if he makes that – it would be great news.
Apparently, when he was first injured some of the Newcastle medical staff were expecting the lay-off could be as long as three months, but it doesn’t look like he will be out anywhere near that time.
And that’s the good news, although we still don’t have any official word from the Newcastle medics.