Hope Building That Mitrovic Injury Is Not Serious


There’s some confidence building that maybe the knee injury to Aleksandar Mitrovic is not be as serious as it looked.

When oxygen was given to the player on the field after just five minutes of the game yesterday, it looked like it must have been a really serious injury, but maybe not.

After the game manager Rafa Benitez said that it was a very bad cut on his knee (at least), so we have to hope there is no damage to the ligaments of the knee and it didn’t look like he had broken anything.

Aleksandar Mitrovic looked in serious trouble yesterday

It’s still too early to really know how bad it is, but we are hoping there is an update today and that it’s good news for both Mitro and for Newcastle.

This is Rafa told nufcTV after the 1-1 draw yesterday:

“We have to wait.” “It’s a cut, maybe his knee, his leg.”

“We’ll have to wait when he gets back from the hospital what they say to us.”

“We knew that he was training and just thinking about playing well in this game, and it was a pity because we had to take him off.”

“It changed everything for him and changed everything for us, because he was ready for this game and I think for us, in terms of the game plan, it also changed everything.”

If the injury is not serious it will be a huge relief for Mitro, Newcastle and for the fans who just love the lad.

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4 comments so far

  • geordieboy83

    Jan 8, 2017 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Check from previous

    Thanks mate. How did wet up? Was it the usual 4231

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  • Mag52

    Jan 8, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Glad to see that Rafa is aware of the urgent need to inject more quality into the squad, not only to compete in the premiership next season, which until now, has been almost a given for some on here, but to actually end up in an automatic promotion place.
    The lottery of the playoffs requires strong nerves, and I’m none too sure that is our strongest quality at present.
    We are a solid, run of the mill Championship side with two special players (Gayle and Shelvey) and a top manager. I can’t see any other members of our first team getting in a Championship team of the year as things stand at this halfway point in the season.
    As such, it has to be said that, second in the table, we are punching above our weight at the moment.
    This transfer window will determine our future, not only for this season, but possibly for years to come.

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  • Malta Mag

    Jan 8, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Agree with Mag52 that we are a solid Championship team and that we’d struggle to survive in the Premier as was shown against Hull in the cup. I would add Ritchie and eventually Lascelles and Darlow to the pair he mentioned but yes we need to buy well this window. We are where we are because of our incredible fan base but teams are losing their fear of SJP and although the atmosphere starts off well, it doesn’t take much to quiet the masses and the opposition sense this. Many years ago before moving over here I had written several articles in the Mag and even attended a meeting of supporters to discuss the need for a singing section. Well the Gallowgate seems to have taken care of that but now is the time to have a standing section and build on the flags that were so impressive on the first game of the season? Of course it doesn’t detract from the need to buy but the club should never undervalue the support as I’ve always believed it is and always will be our strongest asset.

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  • magspuggy

    Jan 8, 2017 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Even if its a cut that needed stiches (fingers crossed) how long before he can train ? dam unlucky for him this was a big chance for him to cement a place in the first team , we have done well for injuries this season and i hope that’s because of changes made @ the club. Hopefully when he returns he will be the player most of us want him to be , tbh he hasn’t done much for us yet i really want him to do well , maybe its his heart on his sleeve attitude.

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