Davide Santon has had a little bit of a tough start to his career on Tyneside, and still has to make his first team debut, which will not come on Saturday against Blackburn Rovers at home.
But Santon did have a good run out for the Newcastle Reserves last week against Norwich City in the 6-0 win, and he looked good in that game, but suffered pain in his right knee , after he had completed training last Thursday.
There was big news that the injury was an old one, since he had suffered injuries before to the same knee, but events since then have cooled that rhetoric, and it seems it could have simply been fluid on the knee.
Davide went to London last Monday and had the fluid drained from his knee by a specialist, and there wasn’t much fluid there, but that could have been the total problem, we hope that was the total problem.
Alan Pardew seems rather upbeat that Davide will be able to train fully again next week, and maybe Davide can get in the squad for the next league game at Wolves on Saturday, October 1st:
“We feel optimistic about him,” “When you’ve got fluid on the knee, you know it’s not quite right”
“But we’ve had this particular problem before with a couple of other players, and it’s not come back.”
“That’s what we’re hoping for. If that’s the case, he doesn’t need surgery. We hope he’ll be OK, fingers crossed.”
It will be good for Newcastle fans to at least see the seven times capped Italian International in action soon, but at 20 years-old there’s plenty of time for this good looking youngster to make his impact on Tyneside.
What do you think?