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Good News On Newcastle’s Injured Midifelder

7:29 am, Saturday, December 1st, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Some good news on injuries are slowly starting to come through for Newcastle, and we know that Shola Ameobi, Gabby Obertan and Ben Arfa are only about a week away from being fit again – and new news is that 20 year-old Haris Vuckic is making good progress after his ACL knee injury.

Haris Vuckic – back in April

Haris was thought to be out for the season, but he is hopeful of returning sometime in April, although depending on how Newcastle are placed in the league table, Alan Pardew may just not play him until the pre-season – for safety’s sake.

This is what The Slovenian International said about his recovery:

“I always think positive, I know that if I start thinking negative, my progress will stop.” “I’m doing all the practices my physiotherapist wants me to do and everyone is happy with my progress.” “I hope I’ll be back in four months.”

“When we see each other Pardew always asks me how I am and how I feel. He told me before this season that he is counting on me and that he still is.” “Actually, the whole club helps me and that gives me extra motivation.”

“I know I’ll come back stronger, physically and mentally.”

It’s good that the manager is supporting Haris, and certainly the spirit and stability at Newcastle right now is much better than it was four years ago, when we were in about the same position in the league table after 14 games – and of course ended up being relegated.

And Haris is right about coming back stronger, because after the ACL operations these days, the knee does tend to be stronger than it was – so that will be good for Haris.

Ryan Taylor has much the same sort of injury, but we have no update on how Ryan is doing, and we await any new news on Yohan Cabaye, after his two groin operations this week – and he’s the one Newcastle seem to be missing the most at the moment.

We miss the Frenchman’s creativity in the center of the park, but hopefully his French International colleague Ben Arfa will be back in a week or so and provide some of that much needed creativity for the side.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RonVanDam // Dec 1, 2012 at 7:47 AM

    No getting too excited on Vukic. Will get injured within a month

  • 2 brklyngeordie // Dec 1, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    Yeah once upon a time believed Haris could be a player but not so much now tbh.. While on the topic of young prospects and now that some have even got a look on first team who do we really see most likely to stay up on the first team for a while (meaning beyond the next 2 years)?… I have not been to encouraged by the majority but hope if anything the season can really teach the young lads the rigors of the BPL..Have faith though in the lads and class of player on team currently to see us out this season as far as the dreaded drop goes but hoping for much better : ) HWTL!!

  • 3 toonluvva // Dec 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    So Shola, Obertan & Ben Arfa might be back in about a weeks time. Great, but there is a real danger that we might be in the bottom 3 by then. Hopefully MA/DL have seen the folly of not investing in the squad in the summer and will rectify it in January.




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