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.