We were expecting the worst and we had estimated it would be March or April by the time Gabby Obertan could recover from his badly torn thigh muscle.
Gabby Obertan pulling up injured last Saturday
But now some official word from the club that Gabriel Obertan is out for four months, after having surgery on his ruptured thigh, and that’s about the same time that Siem de Jong will be out after injuring his thigh in early September.
Gabby underwent surgery today, and is not expected to play again until March at the earliest, and that’s bad news for both the player and for Newcastle.
Gabriel was in the process of resurrecting his career on Tyneside, and he had played really well in the nine appearances he made this season, with one great goal to win our first league game of the season against Leicester City.
It’s really bad news for the 25 year-old, who has been dogged by injury in his three years at Newcastle, since he was signed from Manchester United for £3M in the summer of 2011.
But if he can come back in early March, there will still be 11 league games to go, so he can help Newcastle late in the season, in the same way he has helped the team in the early stages of this season.
And if Newcastle can keep playing like we have been doing in the last three weeks or so, we could still be in the FA Cup, but that may be stretching it a bit. 😀
We wish Gabby a very good recovery and that we seem him back in (early) March.
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