For some reason we thought that Sylvain Marveaux would be back in training at the end of this month.
Sylvain Marveaux – still out about two months
This is what 25 year-old Sylvain Marveaux has said on the Newcastle web-site today:
“I’ve been working hard. I’ve been doing strength work for my legs and upper body as well,” “I hope to be fit soon, but there is still a long way to go.”
“Maybe in a couple of months I could be back, but maybe next month I will be able to run again, so that would be a good step.”
“It has been frustrating but I always try to think that there are a lot of worse things in the world – it is just an injury.”
“I am trying to work hard, and maybe I could play before the end of the season – that would be great. I don’t know though, we will see.”
So it seems the Frenchman is still a couple of months form coming back, and he was injured during the Everton game at home on 5th November, Guy Fawkes Day, with a groin injury.
A couple of weeks later Sylvain jetted over to the Steadman Clinic in Vail Colorado, and had an operation on his right hip and groin.
On November 24th last year this is what Alan Pardew said about Sylvain:
“Sylvain has been to America and the op was a success.” “He will be out for three or four months.”
Three months would take us the end of this month so it looks like it will be at least the four months and maybe even longer.
Sylvain was capped 11 times at the French U21 level and scored 4 goals and he has so far appeared 9 times for the Newcastle first team and has 3 assists.
One of the assists was when he beautifully set up Yohan Cabaye for Cabaye’s first ever Newcastle goal, that got us the 1-0 win against Wigan at St. James’ Park on 22nd October.
Sylvain has shown he is a decent player and with more game sin the premier league we expect he will keep improving.
It will be good to get the lad back but it seems it will not be until late march or sometime in April.
However, it will be good if Marveaux can get in the groove again for Newcastle before the end of the season, after he missed six months of last season with a groin injury, while he was at French club Rennes for whom he appeared 118 times with 20 goals and 16 assists.
Marveaux arrived on Tyneside as a free agent on June 18th, after Newcastle signed him from under the noses of Liverpool.
Sylvain can become a good player at Newcastle, but he needs the games to get used to the physical nature of England’s Premier League.