It was another bad day for Newcastle yesterday as the spineless English FA said – sorry but there’s nothing we can do about McManaman’s tackle on Massadio Haidara – because one official saw it and we don’t want to re-referee games.
Massadio Haidara – when arriving in January – looks a great young player
It’s simply a load of tripe from the FA and maybe sometime they will start doing their job – but I’m not holding my breath.
But there could be some good news today – the first scan done on Massadio’s knee was inconclusive, and he will have a second scan next week after all the swelling and bruising has gone down a bit.
And the Newcastle Journal are reporting today that Newcastle officials ate hopeful that the second scan will show the injury is not as bad as first feared, and that he could return before the end of the season.
If that holds up – it will be excellent news for Haidara and Newcastle – because if he had injured his ACL he could have been out until Christmas or even longer than that.
If there is no ligament damage that would be great news, because basically it would mean very bad bruising, and no damage has been sustained to his knee other than that.
We are very much hoping that is the outcome for the young 20 year-old, who has looked some player since arriving in late January.
You can send Massadio some comforting messages as he recovers from his injury here.
Let’s show him that Newcastle fans care about him, and that we are delighted to have him at Newcastle.
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