Paul Dummett has stepped up his training in his recovery from his medial ligament knee injury, and that’s good news for Newcastle fans – so we are starting to get some of our players back, which is great.
Paul Dummett in action in his last game
The 23 year-old Geordie was injured late in the game against Crystal Palace in the 1-1 draw, and at one time it was reported he would be out for the season, but Paul accompanied the squad to Sunderland on Sunday, and it was said he was coming back this season from that knee problem.
The news on the Newcastle web-site is that Paul is making good progress in his recovery from his medial ligament injury, and he is ahead of schedule.
Now if only we knew what that initial schedule was we would have some idea of when he could be returning.
Paul is currently in light training on the training field with long-term physiotherapist Derek Wright this week.
It also means that Chris Coleman – the Wales Manager – could use Dummett during the tough European Championships qualifier against Belgium in June.
Paul can come back either at left back or center-back, but with no specialized left-back available Paul will be used in that position.
Massadio Haidara is out for the season with his own knee injury, and he had surgery in Lyon a couple of weeks back.
Paul’s return will allow Jack Colback to resume playing in central midfield, and that’s been one of the reasons why Newcastle have been playing so badly in recent games.
Jack will help get things moving again, once he returns to the engine room for Newcastle.
This is good news – we only hope we had a better handle on when Paul could be playing again.
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