The Chronicle are reporting that Aleksandar Mitrovic could be back playing again after just 10 days of rest after he seemed to have seriously injured his knee yesterday after five minutes of the game against Birmingham.
We had earlier this morning reported there was growing optimism that the injury was not too serious after Rafa Benitez had said after the bad it was a bad cut on his knee, but he wasn’t sure of the extent of the damage.
— Ciaran Phelan (@ciaran410) January 7, 2017
Well the news he could return so quickly would suggest there has been no ligament damage and that it is simply a very bad cut that will have been stitched up.
That hasn’t stopped Mitrovic being seen on crutches as revealed above on Ciaran Phelan’s Twitter account.
The injury must simply be a surface one, but it seemed Mitro went into shock on the field and was given oxygen, but a very bad cut could still cause that.
The oxygen led folks to thinking it must have been a really serious injury.
If the ligaments had been damaged and the injury was deeper into the knee he would have been out for the season, so this is really good news for Aleksandar who of course is a huge favorite with Newcastle fans.
Great news for the Serbian and for Newcastle.
Here is the Mitovic injury as published by Sport Blic later today – so there are a couple of deep gashes there – and the player says it will be three or four weeks before he can return.
It’s still a lot better than being out for months.