Haris Vuckic has been at Newcastle for over four years now, yet he’s only played 20 times with two goals for the Newcastle first team, and that’s due to the Slovenian International picking up a number of serious injuries during his time on Tyneside.
Haris Vuckic – vital season coming up for Slovenian
His last injury was back in October at Villa Park, when he sustained a serious Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury to his left knee while playing for the U21 side, which sidelined him for the rest of the season.
But unfortunately that’s almost been par for the course for the player who turns 21 in August, and there’s no doubt that next season is a very important season for the 6’1″ midfielder, if he is to make it at Newcastle.
Haris is well aware of his poor injury record, and he had this to say on the Newcastle web-site yesterday:
“I’m looking forward to pre-season and next season.” “I’m fit now, thank God. Everything’s okay. It’s been a long few months but now I’m fit and that’s the most important thing.”
“I’ve had a lot of bad luck in the past but hopefully now it’s finished so I can be fit and focused just on football, playing games and training hard and I hope the gaffer’s going to give me a chance.”
“There was no point in risking it.” “I started training the week before the end of the season but usually long term injuries take two or three weeks of training to get that feeling before you can play.
“So there was no point in risking it for the last game. I’m just focusing on next season and pushing on towards that.”
Vuckic signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with Newcastle back in early 2011, so he’s contracted to Newcastle until 2016, and at the time manager Alan Pardew had this to say about the gifted player:
“Haris is a player with real potential who we believe could have an exciting future here at Newcastle.”
The 20 year-old hasn’t got going too often in his four and a half years on Tyneside, mainly due to injuries, but next season is a vital season for Haris, if he is prove he’s good enough to have a future in the Newcastle first team.
We really hope he can stay clear of injuries next season because he’s not really a youngster any more, and needs to come through.
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