It seems that Sammy Ameobi thinks he will be back soon for the Newcastle side this season.
Sammy Ameobi – hopes to return soon
Sammy injured his knee in a Newcastle Reserve game against Wigan on 10th January, and at the time this is what a club spokesman said about the injury:
“Sammy Ameobi will be sidelined for a period of time, likely to be a number of months, as a result of an injury sustained in the reserves’ win over Wigan.”
Since it’s been only 45 days since the injury, it would be a surprise if he’s anywhere near a return to training, but the 19 year-old thinks he’s at least ahead of schedule.
It’s a pity Sammy was injured, as he had looked good out on the right wing for Newcastle, and he’s made 13 appearances this season with 10 of those being in the tough Premier League.
The 19-year-old 6’2″ winger has come on a ton this season, and he was recently capped at the England U21 level, much like his older brother Shola was, early in his career.
But Sammy looks like he will turn into a better player than his bother, and he had this to say today on the Newcastle United web-site about how hes coming along:
“I’m walking without crutches now, which is good and I think we’re ahead of schedule,” “There’s still a bit of swelling there so I’m just waiting for that to go down before I can really push on. But it shouldn’t be too long.”
“It has been quite frustrating because I was playing well before I got injured, and everything was going well. It was a big set-back but I’m just going to have to bounce back and that’s my plan.”
“When the injury first happened I found it really tough to watch the team, knowing I was going to be out for a while. But I’ve got used to it now and I’m just trying to stick to the positives. Hopefully I’ll be back soon.”
“I’ve watched all the games. We’re doing well, which is great, and hopefully I can be a part of that once I’m back.” “I’m gutted that I won’t be a part of the Sunderland game.
“It’s a massive game for everyone involved with the Club, obviously because they are just over the road.” “It’s a local derby and a big blow for me not to experience that, but hopefully we can go out and get a win, which is the most important thing.”
Maybe the best Sammy can hope for is to maybe be fit again around early April, and Newcastle still have eight league games to play in April and May, before the season ends early on 13th May, because of the European Championships.
Sammy is one of the top youngsters at the club along with Haris Vuckic, James Tavernier, Mehdi Abeid and Shane Ferguson, and we’re hoping at least two of those youngsters will have long careers in the Newcastle first team.
But it’s also such a difficult thing to predict which youngsters will actually make it – and we’re still shocked that Hungarian Tamas Kadar didn’t make it on Tyneside.
We hope it will be different for some of those other lads, and it will be great to see Sammy back in action – maybe in about six weeks time?