During Rafa’s press conference earlier this afternoon the manager gave an update on Newcastle’s injuries and it seems a number of the injured players are slowly but surely are coming back into the fray.
Rob Elliot came back to full training earlier this week and Massadio Haidara has been back for some weeks now, but it seems the recovery of Rolando Aarons from his foot injury is continuing and he could still be out for a while.
Rafa Benitez with Rolando Aarons
Here’s what Rafa said about the injury situation at Newcastle:
“Rob Elliot, Massadio Haidara are back training, still some problems with Aarons. Daryl Murphy is coming back and Jesus Gamez too though not ready.”
“Everyone’s fine. Some tired, some late, but fine. They have trained all together. No problems. You know when you have so many players it is not easy.”
“We keep an eye on them and we are in contact, you just have to keep your fingers crossed and help them recover.”
“We can’t say too much about Rolando Aarons because we are waiting to see what happened.” “I am concentrating on the problem with his foot.”
With the type of injury Rolando picked up it’s always difficult to estimate just how long he could be out – so there’s not even a guess as to when he could return to training.
It’s a pity for the 21 year-old who has had a lot of injuries over the last couple of years – he’s due a break at some point.
But it does look like the rest of the squad are nearly all fit with Daryl Murphy and Jesus Games almost ready, but not available for the game tomorrow.
Certainly the injury situation under Rafa Benitez has changed drastically this season from previous years – and all for the better.
What do you think?