It’s news that we were expecting unfortunately that Rolando Aarons fractured a metatarsal in Newcastle’s 2-0 EFL Cup win over Cheltenham on Tuesday night and could be out of action for up to three months.
Aarons had a scan on his foot yesterday and George Caulkin of The Times is reporting he suffered a break in his foot.
That’s Rolando Aarons on the ground Tuesday night – broken foot
Scans have shown that Rolando Aarons fractured a metatarsal during the #Nufc victory over Cheltenham this week.
— George Caulkin (@CaulkinTheTimes) August 25, 2016
Rolando has had a terrible spell over the last two years and he has been out injured with a number of injuries – which were mainly hamstring related in the past.
Rolando had to be stretchered off in the first half and that’s the last we will see the England U-20 International until maybe late November.
After the game on Tuesday Rafa Benitez said the following:
“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.”
“We are really upset for Rolando.”
And there was bad news this morning that Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic cannot play on Saturday because a new FA ruling doesn’t allow players suffering a concussion to play again for six days.
Aarons has only just signed a new five year deal at Newcastle, so the youngster will be really frustrated with this injury coming so early in the season.