Rolando Aarons has been fit most of this year and we were hoping he could stay fit and get some playing time under his belt this season, but it was bad news last night as Rolando seems to have picked up a foot injury and he was stretchered off last night in the first half.
We don’t know how serious it is – whether it is a fracture – but it is likely he could be out for some time.
Rolando Aarons – picked up an injury
Last night was a bruising affair as four of our players Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Dwight Gayle and Rolando Aarons all picked up some kind of injury.
The first three suffered concussions, but all three will be available for the important game against Brighton at St. James’ Park on Saturday.
However, that’s not the case with Rolando who left the ground last night wearing a protective boot.
This is what Rafa said after the game:
“We are really pleased with the result because we won and go through. But we are disappointed because we have injuries, three concussions, but I don’t think they will be a problem.”
“Rolando has a problem with his foot, so we have to wait to see what the doctor says. That is the most serious of the injuries.”
“I was worried during the game because we had three substitutions and at 2-0 if they pull one back in a cup competition anything can happen.” “I didn’t want extra time or anything like this.”
“We were trying to protect Dwight Gayle because he’d played the last few games and Mitrovic needed match fitness.” “We had to change it around quickly.”
“We won though and hopefully they’ll be fine.” “We are really upset for Rolando though.”
It’s a pity about Rolando – let’s hope the injury is not too bad for the youngster.