Davide Santon Can Train This Weekend

And new Newcastle  full-back, Italian  Davide Santon could return to full training next week, after he had some fluid drained from his injured knee on Monday in London.

Davide Santon – may not need key-hole surgery

Manager Pardew has said there was only a small amount of fluid drained from the right knee,  but the initial prognosis seems good and things look positive that he will not need key-hole surgery to correct the problem.

This is what Pardew said last night:

“It was a little pea-sized amount of fluid, so there wasn’t a lot of fluid on his knee.”  “We think it’s a really good response, but we are not going to rush him.”

“He is going to run tomorrow, we think he is going to train at the weekend – he won’t be involved in the Blackburn game – and we are hoping on Monday that he is full training.”

“If he breaks down in any of that period then we will make a decision on Wednesday on whether he has to have surgery.”  “But at the moment we are very positive.”

It will be good to get Santon playing in the first team, but Pardew and the Newcastle medics are right not to take any chances with the youngster, and he will be gently eased into the side.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • Houstoon

    Sep 21, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #1

    First, first? Been following ya’ll for awhile as an American toon fan. Good to hear Stanton is better off than portrayed.

  • BengyToon

    Sep 21, 2011 at 1:37 AM

    Comment #2

    1st yhh bwoii!!

  • BengyToon

    Sep 21, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Any highlights of the forest game by any chance?

  • Houstoon

    Sep 21, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Noooooo it can’t moderation. I am a good soul. I run three WP sites myself (one for a kids league I commish for, 350, youths a year learning football/soccer in the US). Come on give me a double first. My first post on the boards, and a first comment!!!

    On another note, hope things went well for you today, me father in law beat nonhodgkins lymphoma, and then prostate cancer. SO CAN YOU. Keep the faith.

  • scottnufc87

    Sep 21, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Was at the match last night just got bk from nottingham! Stand out performances from marvaux and ben arfa! Danny simpson cudnt play sunday league and as far as abied goes good on the ball but looked overweight and little slow good to see benny bk and lookin very sharp


    Sep 21, 2011 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Anyone about?

    Here’s a question ..Saha has just been banished by Everton

    If they tear up his contract can we take him on ..out of contract player and all that ?


    Sep 21, 2011 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #8

    Saha ..French, and could be down the road at Everton.


    Sep 21, 2011 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #9

    Down the road= sacked. = fired !

  • ginkoh

    Sep 21, 2011 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Wanna see how good Santon is in B&W shirt so badly. Hopefully sooner or rather.

  • TinoToon

    Sep 21, 2011 at 4:50 AM

    Comment #11

    You guys remember that Pardew’s “Heineken” comment about HBA, it generated some funny reactions across the web. Laughs guaranteed.

    You guys remember that Pardew’s “Heineken” comment about HBA, it generated some funny reactions across the web. Laughs guaranteed.

  • cyprus

    Sep 21, 2011 at 6:14 AM

    Comment #13

    HBA (our Messi) is back, good performances from Marveaux etc, Loven moving up ahead of Shola, , new found squad depth, 4th in the league…

  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 21, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #14

    3 years Three 4-3’s

    Notts forrest

    Knocked out in the next round in 2 previous years

    What NXT 😉

  • toonarmy1986

    Sep 21, 2011 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #15

    Anyone noticed since Santon signed that suddenly Danny Simpson has upped his game? It shows competition is a good thing as it pushes players on!


    Sep 21, 2011 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #16

    thanks for that bit of good news indian thats good positive stuff from you at this hour of the morning well done muppet!

  • Indian Magpie

    Sep 21, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #17

    Thank You BOOM -2

    I was only sayiong that, not my intention 2 hurt any NUFC FAN

  • Eastander

    Sep 21, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #18

    I have to say for the first time in ages I’m actually looking forward to Premier League games thinking we can win! Going to be interesting where Marveaux plays, looks better than Guitierrez…

  • StevieGee

    Sep 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #19

    Morning everyone,

    @scottnufc87 – I don’t know what match you were watching but Abeid didn’t look overweight in the slightest and Danny Simpson was one of our best defenders down the right. He made one mistake to let Miller in near the end but to be fair he’d been running non stop for 100 minutes. Like to see you chasing Miller down the wing! That guy is a beast!

    Abeid, Ben Arfa and Marveaux were all class. Guthrie deserves a mention as well. I was at the Arsenal, Villa and Forest games this season and I would hazard to say that Guthrie’s performance last night was better than I’ve seen Tiote play so far this season aside from Tiote’s cross for the goal against Villa.

    Obertan is getting more confident. His cross for Colo’s goal with the outside of his right foot was amazing tekkers. He was actually playing at left back for most of extra time after Ferguson got cramp in his leg. Ferguson looks a bit light weight at left back when it comes to heading and challenging in the air, RTaylor seems a lot more assured at left back despite being out of position

    Abeid and Guthrie were decent in the middle. Abeid was good at breaking up play and put in a lot of good tackles. His passing was class for most of the game but near the end of the 90 mins and into extra time he made a few poor passes which was a shame considering his overall performance.

    Sammy Ameobi caused all sorts of problems when he came on with his quick feet and it was a good interception and jink from him that put Obertan in to cross for the last goal.

    Class performance. Forest played well to give them their dues.

  • bosamuelson

    Sep 21, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #20

    I was just going through a few videos on SSN and found this. It made my blood boil:


    Not only di Le Twat go on and say, awe yea the two CMs were impressive he also said the two CBs were solid. But he still wasnt impressed. He says Krul wasnt tested too much but Given had a lot to do and Abonglarhours goal was lucky after Colo lost his footing. WTF

    What he says in the first couple of mins are complete bollocks look at the stats here!!!


    So typical of the TW@TS in London!


    Sep 21, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #21

    only thing with wor marv is he wont give as much cover as jonas so until we have a competent lb in place i think we best off stick with el greyhound for the moment although i wish we seen more of spiderman mask he doesnt get as many as he should.


    Sep 21, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #22

    pards doesnt seem to rate gosling


    Sep 21, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #23

    le pissier is suffering from alcaholism he must be fcukin clown hate him doing our matches always knew he didnt like us


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