The Shields Gazette are reporting today in an exclusive, that Rolando Aarons has suffered yet another setback in his efforts to return from a hamstring injury – and he will now be out for the rest of the season.
Rolando Aarons – out for the season
This was his last appearance against Liverpool
The Gazette is reporting that Rolando has suffered yet another hamstring injury, and he will not play again this season, with his last game being on November 1st as a substitute for the injured Gabby Obertan, in the home game against Liverpool – which we won 1-0.
Alan Pardew admitted after the 2-0 win at Manchester City three days before the Liverpool game, that he had played Rolando in the League Cup game against medical advice.
And it’s never good when you play players who are injured, because there’s a big risk it can make a dodgy situation even worse.
But we’ve been worried for a few months now about Rolando’s hamstring problems and his inability to come back – and the injury has restricted the 19 year-old to only 5 games for the first team this season.
We are just hoping that the problem can be corrected in the summer by potentially visiting a specialist, and finding out what the underlying problem may be.
While we don’t want to be alarmist – we hope the youngster hasn’t weakened his hamstring permanently, and that happened to Michael Owen when he was still a teenager at Liverpool, and he was played when he had hamstring problems.
Rolando has one more year left on his contract at Newcastle, and the club said they will resume contract talks with Aaron’s advisers in the summer, but first of all he will have to prove his fitness.
On the positive side of things, if Rolando can get fit over the summer, and put his hamstring problems behind him, he will be like a (great) new signing for us next season.