Well, would you believe it, Newcastle’s brand new signing Davide Santon has undergone a scan on his right knee, after suffering an injury during training today.
Davide Santon – injured his knee in training
The 20 year old full back joined for around £5M from Inter-Milan on Tuesday, August 30th, and is to yet make his debut for Newcastle, and he was expected to do that on Saturday at Villa Park, but that will not happen now.
It seems the training injury jinx may have struck Newcastle again, and this is what manager Alan Pardew said earlier today:
“He’s having a scan on what looks like a cartilage injury,”
“It’s an injury he’s had previously, so I think it’s very wise that the doctor and his team have had him scanned.”
“I’m not actually sure of the mechanics of how it occurred. It’s very important he has a good start at this football club, so we want to make sure he’s 100%.”
Newcastle have apparently told BBC Sport that they expect to discover the results of the assessment later today.
So we’ll have to wait and see if any results are announced tonight, although we doubt it now, with it already being almost 10:00 pm.
And finally, I have a message to relay from the Evening Chronicle:
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