There is some additional information being reported on Massadio Haidara’s injury, following the McManaman horror tackle on Sunday, and it’s generally good news.
Haidara being stretchered off on Sunday
It turns out that Massadio’s knee-cap to popped out during the tackle, and if it had stayed out, he would have been out maybe up to nine months.
But as luck would have it the knee cap popped back in, and that caused Haidara to suffer severe bruising and pain in the knee – but the prognosis on that is weeks out injured rather than months – and there is a good possibility he will return this season.
The other good news is because the injury may not be as bad as first thought, he will be able to recover completely from the injury – and that’s good news.
Haidara was at the Benton Training ground on Wednesday to meet up with his team-mates not away on International duty, and we’ll know more when he gets another scan next week.
And as we reported earlier he tweeted a big thank you to Newcastle fans from his Twitter account:
“I am getting better. I want to thank all fans for their messages of support. It really touches me.”
If you’d like to send Massadio a comforting message here is his Twitter account.
And please sign this petition to get the FA to do their job, following their disappointing decision to do nothing on McManaman’s tackle on Haidara on Sunday.
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