We had said before that it wasn’t clear to us that Newcastle knew exactly what was wrong with Ben Arfa’s hamstring, but it seems that specialists have now determined the prognosis – and they say he’s 100% fit.
Ben Arfa – French surgeon says he’s 100%
It seems that the French International has some scar tissue on the hamstring, which will cause him no ill effects – so that sounds some good news this morning.
This is what Alan Pardew said in the Shields Gazette today:
“What’s happened with Hatem is that the scan has shown that we’ve got some scar tissue still in the hamstring,” “He’s showing no ill-effects.”
“We’ve sent him to three experts, mainly a French expert, who’s been looking after him. He thinks that he’s 100 per cent.” “We’re now treating him as that.”
“He’s running. There could be a cameo as soon as Sunderland.” “He’s got a week’s work. If he gets through that work, then he could be involved.”
“It’d be a massive bonus for us, but it’s still too early to call,” “After the last time, we said he wouldn’t play again this season – and half of me thought he might.”
“I just wanted to clear his mind and see how he reacted. Hopefully, we’ll get a nice bonus.”
It seems that Ben Arfa will have a week of training and then he could be back for the Sunderland game, which would be terrific for Newcastle, and he could be available for all six remaining Premier League games.
And since we are only 3 points behind Fulham in 10th place, we could yet make the top ten of the league, which would make things look a little more respectable some the end of the season.
We are also hoping we may get Mathieu Debuchy, Massadio Haidara and maybe some other injured players back for the Sunderland game.
This is good news this morning about Ben Arfa.
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