Concerns Over Top Youngster’s Injury And Fitness?

Rolando Aarons has been out of the side since November 1st,  when he came as a sub for the injured Gabby Obertan, and that’s over five months now – and the appearance against the Reds was only Rolando’s fifth appearance this season for Newcastle in which he scored a couple of good goals for the side.

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Rolando Aarons – picking up “Wor Jackie” award this year

And Aarons also had played on the previous Wednesday at Manchester City in the 2-0 win, when Rolando scored in the 6th minute – but Pardew is on record as saying he played Rolando against medical advice in that game.

So when you look back on what’s happened since,  Rolando definitely shouldn’t have played in either of those games, and he wouldn’t have been out for over five months.

It’s good that John Carver is not pressing Rolando back into service, and it’s a decent bet Aarons may not play again for Newcastle this season, with there being only 8 games left and just over seven weeks of the season.

There is some news today that Rolando will not be risked on Sunday at Sunderland,  and we should hear more on that from John Carver in his press briefing tomorrow for the game.

It may even be good if Rolando is not risked again this season, and that would possibly help Newcastle keep the 19 year-old at Newcastle for next season, because it’s doubtful a club would come in for him with a big money offer without him fully proving his fitness.

Of course he could do that in pre-season and the league games in August – but we do expect Rolando to be with Newcastle next season, and hopefully we can even sign him to a  long term before that.

When fit, Rolando showed early in the season that he could become a top future star for Newcastle United, and he picked up the Wor Jackie award earlier this year.

We hope he’s fully fit for pre-season and ready to go.

What do you think?

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3 comments so far

  • beermonkey

    Apr 2, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #1


    yeah in the early days but I think future manager if ash is still with us

  • magscar

    Apr 2, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Beer Monkey

    Was joking as I don’t think he is looking to stay in UK once contract up so best would be something in Argentina. Could be wrong but unless family issues resolved he will finish playing in home league.

    Meals with Mike, trips home etc seemed to be tied to keeping him sweet when he was unsettled with those initial family problems continuing. Think he is an influence in group just not on pitch so much and is fading with our last summers intake coming more and more into influence.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 2, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #3

    So Pardew played Aarons against medical advice ?
    Does the club not have a policy in place to protect its employees in the work place ?
    Probably not as everything is done on the cheap.
    If you did that in a factory Elf and Safety would take you to court.
    Suggest Aaron’s makes a claim against Pardew as his potential value and earnings may have been damaged depending on the outcome of his injury.
    Putting youngsters ( however keen to play they might be ) under pressure to play / work is a form of bullying – it’s against Employment Law. That apart what action has the club taken against Pardew ? Oh yes – they sold him for £2mill apparently ? Rough justice ?


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