There is potentially some very good news being reported in the Sunday Sun today.
Davide Santon – may be ready for next Saturday?
And that is that Davide Santon’s knee injury is likely to be not as severe as first thought, and it may be that he is available for next Saturday’s home game against an improving Blackburn Rovers side.
Alan Pardew talked about the current injury prognosis of the Italian youngster:
“He’s had fluid taken from his knee and we think, fingers crossed, that will be OK.” “Maybe he’ll be available for next weekend,”
“If that doesn’t cure the problem we think he’ll probably have an operation in there where we just go in and tidy it up. It’s not a cartilage, just a little bit of scar tissue.”
So we hope the removal of the fluid will do the trick and he doesn’t need the key-hole surgery he was going to undertake tomorrow.
It’s very likely a similar thing to what Dan Gosling suffered from last January, and the removal of scar tissue in Dan’s knee seemed to be the solution, although Pardew held the former Everton player back a little, to ensure he recovered fully.
When players have these operations, the scar tissue often becomes a problem in itself, and even if Davide is not available for next Saturday’s game, it is good news if he doesn’t need the key-hole surgery.
But on the side of caution, the Newcastle medics will need to ensure the lad is fully fit before he’s named in the squad for the Blackburn game.
We’ll hope for the best.