It turns out that Davide Santon was in London on Monday having some treatment ion his knee.
Davide Santon – having fluid drained from his knee
But it wasn’t the keyhole surgery that was planned last Thursday, as it looks like the injury is not as bad as first thought, and he will have some excess fluid drained from his knee.
And Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had this to say yesterday about the treatment Davide is receiving:
“Santon has gone to London today and will have his knee drained of the little bit of fluid that is on it, and then we are hoping that he will train.”
“If that doesn’t work probably at some stage we will have to look at keyhole surgery in there to make sure this fluid doesn’t appear again.”
“It is disappointing, more so for him than me, because the team is functioning well and at this moment he wouldn’t be in the team anyway,” “But it is important for him to get fit, be ready, and understand the Premier League.”
“It gives him a little time to settle here and master the language, so he has got plenty of work to do even if he is out of the frame at the moment.”
Fingers crossed that the removal of the fluid will do the trick for Davide, but it’s a bit of a surprise to hear Alan say the Italian wouldn’t be in the first team, even if he was fit right now.
Ryan Taylor is a makeshift left back at best, and it’s by no means Ryan’s best position, which is probably out on the right wing.
We would have thought that once David had trained enough with the lads, he’d be straight in there at left back – but maybe not.
Of course the youngster has a lot of adjustments to make with his new way of life on Tyneside, so Alan Pardew is obviously not rushing the player, and that’s probably very sensible.
The Newcastle manager has a very good record of bringing players along, so he knows what he’s doing with Santon.