What’s The Status Of This Forgotten Newcastle Defender?

Newcastle have published the official photograph of the squad for this season, amid the team getting negative publicity after the poor performance on Monday night, when we were late arriving at Upton Park, but didn’t seem to turn up for the game.

And going through the squad has reminded us of Curtis Good, who hasn’t played for Newcastle since he picked up that hip injury on his Australian International debut a year last March.

Ecuador's Antonio Valencia in action

Curtis Good on his Australian debut

Curtis’ debut was on March 5th, 2014 against Ecuador, and he came off injured after 68 minutes, after having an excellent game.

Earlier this year, he eventually had some surgery but then broke down while on the American tour and was sent home, but not before seeing a specialist over here in the US.

There is no return date for what is called a hip/thigh injury on the web-site Physioroom.com and they have this comment about the Australian:

“Seemingly unable to catch a break from injury, the young Aussie is still suffering with a troublesome hip problem.”

It would be good to get an update on what the situation is with Curtis from Steve McClaren.

Mike Williamson is said to be out with his elbow problem until September 23rd, and Steven Taylor has picked up a knock, so maybe the reason he wasn’t on the bench on Monday night is not too serious.

Hope so.

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