When Davide Santon arrived at Newcastle three years ago he had a knee that had been badly injured while he had been playing at Inter-Milan, and that knee was injured again in the summer, and it has kept him out of pre-season.
Davide Santon out for another three months
But some really bad news tonight is that Davide’s knee injury is worse than first thought, and the Italian International will not be fit until late November – another three months.
David was operated on in the summer, and this is what manager Alan Pardew has told the Shields Gazette:
“The news on Davide’s not particularly great,” United manager Alan Pardew told the Gazette.
“He had an operation in the summer.” “When the surgeon looked at his knee, there was a little bit more damage there than he thought.”
“It now looks like mid-November rather than October.” “He’s probably our only long-term injury.”
It’s not clear to us how the Newcastle medics have misjudged Davide’s injury, because he was initially set to return to full training in late September and now it’s November.
Maybe the knee is just not healing as quickly as first thought.
We also don’t know the status of Australian International Curtis Good, who was injured on March 5th when he suffered a hip injury playing in his debut for Australia against Ecuador.
Curtis then missed the World Cup, and he was operated on in the summer, but no word on his fitness, or when he may return.
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