There was a report in the Shields Gazette early last week that was labeled an exclusive, and that Rolando Aarons suffered another relapse in trying to come back from that hamstring injury of his – and he would now be out for the rest of the season.
Rolando Aarons – picking up the Wor Jackie award in March
Rolando has tried to clear up the situation today, and has said (as far as he knows), he is not our of the rest of the season:
“I went home – I think it was on Wednesday – I had a nap after training,” “I got loads of text messages saying ‘don’t worry about it, keep your head up, don’t worry, focus on next season’.”
“I got puzzled. I don’t know where that has come from. No one has told me (that I am out for the rest of the season), so don’t believe anything unless it comes from me or the club, it is not always the truth.”
What John Carver made clear yesterday is that the 19 year-old was struggling in training last week, and they therefore had a scan done on the hamstring and nothing showed up.
So their next step is to get Aarons to another specialist, to see what could be wrong with the player.
It could simply be in Rolando’s head, but it would be very good if we can get him back playing for the last few games of the season.
But it’s coming up to six months since he last played for us, so it’s still possible he could miss the last six games, and certainly he will not be in the squad for tomorrow’s home game against Tottenham.
We wont say the game is a must win game tomorrow, but we have to start picking up points soon to remain above the relegation zone, and we have to play at bottom club Leicester in a couple of weeks time.
And we’ve lost the last four away games and have failed to score a goal in any of those games.
A win tomorrow would certainly lift some anxiety building on Tyneside.
What do you think?
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