More bad news on the injury front for Newcastle, as news today that Haris Vuckic will be out for the season, after suffering serious cruciate knee ligament damage in the Newcastle U21’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa on Monday night.
Haris Vuckic – now out for the season with serious ACL knee injury
As soon as we heard it was probably ligament damage that was not good news, and the 20 year old’s progress at Newcastle has been held up by a number of injuries over the past couple of years.
And now unfortunately, the Slovenian International will be on the sidelines for the rest of this season, and joins Ryan Taylor on the long term injured list, and both have serious ACL knee injuries.
We heard this morning that Ryan will not return until pre-season next summer, and that was not good news either.
This is what Haris said today to Ekipa:
“I immediately knew that something is very wrong and I suspected that it could be cruciate ligament and the medical examination proved that.” “Now I have to wait for the swelling in the knee to go away. Then I will have surgery and four to six months of rest.”
“It is very difficult, especially mentally. But I know, that I will be okay, I know that doctors will take care of me, but it will require time and a lot of patience.’ “I’m very sad. I was very close to the first team, I was getting a chance in Europa League and after long time I felt really great.”
“But injuries are part of sport and football.’I could feel sorry for myself, that would be easier, but I won’t. I’m not like that so I will do everything in my power to come back even stronger.”
And Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has asked the Newcastle fans to show some support to the youngster during the time he is away:
“I think Haris knew straight away it was a serious injury.’ “If our fans want to send him any messages, I think that would be appropriate, because he is hurt.”
Dan Gosling also picked up ankle ligament damage on Monday night and he’s likely to be out many weeks as he recovers from that injury.
So that’s two of our players out for the season, and Dan out for maybe months, so surely we will need to go into the transfer market and sign a couple of players in January to fortify the squad, which is still too small for a side competing in Europe this season.
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