As soon as Gabby Obertan went down to the ground yesterday, it looked like he wouldn’t be able to continue, and the 25 year-old Frenchman seemed to know immediately it was a bad injury.
A sorry sight – as Gabby Obertan is stretchered off the field
It’s so disheartening and soul-destroying for the Frenchman, because he’s been in probably the best form of his career this season, and yesterday he had already made two fantastic runs down that right wing, in the game against Liverpool.
Alan Pardew has talked about the injury being a serious one, and unfortunately, an initial assessment by the medics is that it may be a torn thigh muscle.
That’s the injury Siem de Jong has, and he will be out four months before he returns to training in January.
This is what the Newcastle manager said after the game about Gabby:
“The only sour note of the day was Obertan’s injury. He has been a big part of the success in these last few weeks, and it is a bad one.
“We are all sad for Gabby, and we just hope it is not too bad. But he has done something to his thigh muscle.”
Lets hope it’s not as bad as Siem’s injury, and that Gabby can get back to playing again relatively soon.
That’s what we are hoping for.
Gabby has played 9 times for the first team this season with one fantastic goal to win the game against Leicester City, and in total he has appeared 62 times for Newcastle with three goals.
Here’s Gabby’s Twitter account if you would like to send him a message of support – and he currently has 990 followers and wants to hit the 1,000 mark.
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