The Chronicle reported earlier today there was some good news for 21 year-old Rolando Aarons, who has had no luck at all over the last two years at Newcastle with various injuries.
The news is that he could be playing again as early as April, after he suffered a serious ACL injury in training in mid-November and the news is that he has stepped up his recovery regime.
Since breaking on the scene in the Newcastle first team in outstanding style in the 2014-2015 pre-season he has managed only 22 appearances for Newcastle with three goals, mainly because of a string of injuries he’s picked up.
Rolando Aarons – could be back again as early as April
Rolando had the operation on his knee in Italy in November and it went very well and it seems his recovery is now going very well and the time out is not as long as it could have been.
The time out with an ACL injury – which used to finish careers in the game only a few decades ago – varies based on how serious the injury is and the player himself.
Tim Krul has been out for 14 months with his ACL and he is only now starting to play games again for the Ajax second team.
Rob Elliot played his first game recently for the Newcastle U23 side after sustaining his ACL injury at the end of March playing for Ireland in a Euro 2016 qualifying game.
Rolando Aarons has been capped 5 times for England at the U20 level (2 goals) and there’s no doubt the lad has the ability to be a success at the top level.
The question is whether we can fit him fit for long periods, so he gets an extended run in the Newcastle first team to show what he can do.
But this is definitely good news for Rolando and it’s good news for Newcastle.