Aleksandar Mitrovic was interviewed on the Serbian web-site Blic Sport yesterday and the report also contained a rather gruesome picture of the knee injury the 22 year-old Serbian International striker picked up in the fifth minute of the game on Saturday at St. Andrews.
The FA Cup tie eventually ended in a 1-1 draw between Birmingham City and Newcastle, but Newcastle fans were concerned it could have been a season ending injury for the very popular Serbian.
The badly gashed left knee of Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar had this to say about the deep gashes in his knee and the first unofficial prognosis is that he could be available in three to four weeks but that more tests and examinations on the knee are still necessary just to make sure everything is OK.
Here’s what Mitro has said translated into English:
“The cut is not great, but I feel good.”
“Thank God, it looks like the ligaments and the knee are fine and that they were not badly injured.”
“However, I expect additional examinations, we have to be sure that there is no damage to the knee.”
“The first forecasts are that I will be able to play in three or four weeks.” “The cut is just in an inconvenient spot.”
The Serbian International striker was injured in a collision with Birmingham goalkeeper Adam Legzdins during a goalmouth scramble, just before Daryl Murphy put the ball in the net for his first goal for the club.
The Birmingham officials stretcher Mitrovic off the field
There’s still no official word from Newcastle on Mitro’s injury although we could learn something later today from the club.