Newcastle left back Massadio Haidara has had knee surgery and will now be out for the season – and it adds to Newcastle’s terrible injuries for the season – and it also means we will have no senior recognised left back for the remaining 8 league games.
Massadio Haidara – carried off on stretcher against Aston Villa
It also means that now Siem de Jong, Steven Taylor, Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara are now out for the rest of the season.
The news has not been announced by Newcastle but there are reports coming out of France out that Massadio went back home to France to have the knee operation – and there are no details about what exactly was wrong with the knee and why surgery was necessary.
The surgery took place in Lyon.
This leaves Newcastle even more short of defenders and at the moment we have only one recognized senior center-back in Mike Williamson until Fabricio Coloccini returns from his three game suspension after two more games.
And it makes the loan deal, which has become permanent of Davide Santon to Inter-Milan look even more reckless by Newcastle’s upper management on the last day of the January transfer window.
What were they thinking about – well other than making money.
Massadio played 20 times for Newcastle this season, the most he has played in one season since he signed for us just over two years ago from Nancy, and he’s played 40 times in total for the club.
He remains a very good prospect for the club and we can only hope that the problem he had with his knee will have been fixed by the surgery.
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