Davide Santon Injured – Out For Two Months

The Shields Gazette is reporting as an exclusive today that Davide Santon has been injured in training, and will miss the start of the season – and that’s hardly good news for Newcastle.

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Davide Santon – injured in training

The news is that he’s suffered another knee injury and he will not come back and train until late August so it could be mid September or later when he is fit to play for the team.

We already have Papiss Cisse recovering from his broken kneecap and he will also miss most of pre-season.

So it seems Davide will not make the New Zealand trip as he is doing rehabilitation work on his knee.

This is what Alan Pardew has told the Gazette:

“Davide will miss all pre-season.” “He’ll probably start training at the end of August. He’s given us great versatility – he can play left-back, right-back and in midfield, where I used him one or two times last year.”

“He’s an important player for us, and we’ll miss him.” “But the most important thing is getting him right.” “Otherwise, everybody’s fit and well, though we’re missing the World Cup players.”

With Davide missing the next two months Alan Pardew may think twice before letting Paul Dummett go out on loan, since that was the initial plan.

Of course the good news is that we will have  Ryan Taylor back, and Ryan can play at right back or on the right wing – or even left-back and the left wing – so as long as Ryan comes through pre-season OK – it will be like having a new player at the club.

And we have been so impressed with the courage and fortitude Ryan has shown over the last two years – if ever a player deserved to come back to his very best – it’s Ryan Taylor.

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12 comments so far

  • TorqToon

    Jul 12, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Haidara it is then! No real drama here as he is a more than capable replacement.

  • Lew Davies

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #3

    So another week goes by and still no new faces.
    Plenty rumours but no hard facts.
    Pre season matches start on Tuesday, and still we don’t have a decent quality striker across the invisible dotted line.
    Oh wait………at least we have Siem de Jong.
    Our new defensive attacking midfield creative playmaker striker.
    Can’t wait for Percy to publicly slag him off for not carrying out ALL his instructions.
    Have a happy weekend folks

  • nut meg

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Haidara would have been my first choice in any case.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Good morning sir. I like the looks of Hadaira mate, And think he could be the future left back for this club.
    Cabella will be an excellent addition to the squad along with SDJ.
    Again the question everyone is asking is which CF will we end up with. if we are prepared to pay 16 mill on a midfielder, What will we splash on a new CF ??

  • Lew Davies

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #6

    I like that new strip, but doubt it is genuine.
    But I won’t be buying one anyway.

  • jazzyp

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #7

    Yawn… doom and gloom merchant

  • Lew Davies

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Santoon is a poor defender anyway, Haidara is better LB.

  • Lew Davies

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #9

    JizzyP – Not really, just fed up with the on going BS

  • Slank

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #10


    Bobby Mango

    From what I have see (on YouTube) Cabella tends to play on the right although he often finds himself in the middle. Sissoko tends to play on the right too and also finds himself in the middle.

    I would say that neither of them are natural for the left wing.

  • ethiotoon

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #11

    Anita is short player,he can’t compete in the air with opponents in MF.shift him to RB and that should do it for preseason.
    Anita mbiwa. Colo. Haida
    Sissoko. Tiote colback Ben
    Siem goufran

  • jazzyp

    Jul 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #12

    FFs man cheer up. We’ve gone through enough crap over the last few year. And at last we are starting to sign quality players for the new season. Is that not reason to show a little Optimism ??


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