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Sebastien Bassong Recovering Nicely After Scary Head Injury

Sebastien Bassong was recovering at his London home today after a nasty fall in Tottenham Hotspur’s 3-0 loss at Stamford Bridge.


Sebastien Bassong – while at Newcastle last season

In the second half of the Spurs’ 3-0 defeat against Chelsea yesterday, Bassong fell and seemed to hit his head hard on the turf, and seemed to be concussed and concussed badly.

It took around 8 minutes before he was finally carried from the field on a stretcher and he didn’t look at all well.

But after some scenes – when you just don’t know how bad things may be – he required oxygen for instance – the former Newcastle fan favorite told the Chronicle today:

“I’m still alive, I felt like my head was going to explode.”

“I went to hospital but I hope I’m better after more rest.”

One of the biggest casualties of relegation was losing Bassong to Spurs, because the lad played very well last season, to say the least,  and he was always so committed to the Newcastle cause.

But at least the club made £8M from his sale, and it wasn’t his fault that he wanted to remain in the Premier League.

By the way Spurs are now in serious trouble in central defense as Ledley King went off injured even before Bassong was injured.

With injury prone defenders like King and Woodgate at Spurs,  Bassong will get plenty of playing time and he’s already been a mini revelation in London, but that will come as no surprise to Newcastle fans.

Now let’s hope 19 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar will be as good as Seb, in 4 years time – and Tamas looks pretty good already!

For the record Michael Dawson and Jonathan Woodgate have been injured all season.

And Newcastle fans can be proud that the home gate for Saturday’s game against bottom placed Plymouth, was bigger than that at the London derby game yesterday – just unbelievable.

And wait until WBA arrive at St. James’  Park (or should that be Shrine) on Saturday 16th January, if the two clubs are still heading the Championship!

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

30 comments so far

  • shrews mag

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #1

    You could tell as soon as it happened on tv that he was in trouble … horrible freak accident … reminded me of Mabbutt on the gravel


    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #2

    i’ve tried looking, anyone know a link??

  • lesh

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Best of luck to the lad and we should only wish him well.

    But, given Spurs’ injuries in that department, the massage to NUFC is to tie our young guns up on decent contracts beefore they’re tempted away!!!

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Can’t say as i care about ex-players that went to the spuds!..
    …He was havin’ a mare anyway & was lucky to get off the pitch!..

    …Get well soonish!..

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #5

    Is that an ‘all over, body massage’ lesh?..

    …Soz mate, my little joke!..

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #6

    spuds are a whole team of ‘missin’ links mate!..

  • Bigbadbob

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #7

    punk skunk – agree he was having a mare but sorry to see him hurt like that, loads of our ex players in action yesterday with varying performances.
    Jenas, crap, Bellamy brilliant but volatile, Given – great shot stopper but wouldn’t come off his line as normal and Owen, first time ive seen him smile for years.

  • Rangerman

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #8

    Don’t care, doesn’t play for us.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #9

    yea mate, exactly what i was thinkin’ about wor ex’s on the weekend…Just about every team in the prem has 1 or 2 players who’ve played for us or a coach/manager…Mental!..
    …Agree on your appraisal of them too!..

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Me too Rangerman,
    & it took all my will-power to not cane into him!..
    …Phew!..Think i managed to not sound too disingenuous tho’!.. 🙂

  • toonsy

    Sep 21, 2009 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Shame the turncoat didnt break his neck!

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #12

    it IS his ‘fault’ he didn’t wanna play chumpionship football, specially since he ‘helped’ get us there!..

  • RooneyToons

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Borrrrrriiing… any real Toon news out there Ed??

    Teams for the Posh guys??


    R.Taylor…Butt..Guthrie… Lua Lua


    With a strong bench just incase

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #14

    play as many bairns as possible, keep the 1st team fit, give the kids a proper run out, see what they can do…If they get us thru, keep faith with ’em…We’re never gonna know how good/bad they are ’til they get time on the pitch!..
    …Your shout CH, get ya’ balls on the table!..

  • Shot Bru

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #15

    Iam with Rangerman on this one, i couldn’t care less either. As Punk Skunk says he was part of the defence that got us relegated. To be honest he is a bit overrated, he is slow on the turn and not great in the air when defending crosses. If we had bought him for £6 million i don’t think he would have received so much praise for his performances. In fact the best thing i can say for this footballing mercenary is that we bought him for peanuts and sold him for £8 million. No apologies for being bitter 🙂

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Shot bru,
    aye mate, he played some top games for us, but he did play a few lax ones towards the end too…& your right, not great in the air on crosses, others seemed to get the blame too!..

  • Bill F

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m with Punk skunk and others on this, they are ex-players and whilst I don’t want to see them injured I don’t really care how they play. Having said that one of the best ex-players over the weekend, who didn’t to leave us was Scott Parker. Sort of a Barton without the angst.

  • RooneyToons

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Exactly PSkunk,

    We should approach it like Arsenal do (not that we’ve got quite the youth team they have). Im not really arsed about the Ccup as we’ve got a thin squad as it is but if the bairns can have a good run it’d be a bonus like + we can really see what there made of. Finally


  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #19

    but Scott is a bit tasty with the old slidin’ tackle, a la Barton, isn’t he?..
    …Good lad tho’!..

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Good analogy RooneyToons,
    the gooners always play bairns & just see where it takes ’em!..& we gotta know what they play like!..

  • Bill F

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Damn, I left the word “want” out of the sentence, makes it sound a little daft. 🙂
    I was sorry to see him leave, at least he doesn’t seem to have a nasty streak and loads of baggage. Could have made a real difference last year, he never stopped trying and sometimes had to be levered of the pitch if he was injured.

  • G

    Sep 21, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #22

    @RooneyToons. I like the line up, but I would leave out the Taylors, and Guthrie just in case. To be honest I wouldn’t mind going out of the competition early and concentrating on the league.

  • punk skunk...

    Sep 21, 2009 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #23

    we might not go out of the comp playin’ the kids, you never know, if they really wanna get some games in, they might just keep us in it!..
    …Great competition for them, that should be their incentive, or what?..

  • RooneyToons

    Sep 21, 2009 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah i spose G,

    Maybe just play the bairns and the players who need to work on there fitness like Butt, Loven and Barton etc! that way we have a fitter squad and the kids get match practice.

    Priority number 1 has gotta be the league though.. although a nice FA cup run wouldnt go a miss

  • estechco

    Sep 21, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #25

    Whilst I don’t wish the lad any harm, I think we’ve got to ‘move on’ from these pointless articles.

    HE’S NOT OUR PLAYER ANY MORE …and he didn’t seem to look back in our direction with a great deal of loyalty when he left.

  • Stuart79

    Sep 21, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Couldn’t care less about him.

    He bailed on us in our darkest hour – I wouldn’t want him in the trenches with me.

  • Dragonera

    Sep 21, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #27

    Was our best player by a country mile last season and all of the bitterness now directed towards him just stands testimony to this.

    People blame him for leaving us, but if you’re not an NUFC supporter would you stay in the Championship when teams like Spurs (5th or 6th best in the Prem) are coming in for you? Of course you woudn’t.

    Good luck to him and i hope he recovers soon.

  • josef

    Sep 21, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #28

    NUFC fans should not care about a player that left us, when we picked him from where he was and gave him the best quality of football in the prem

  • custurd

    Sep 21, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m about as interested in Bassong’s injury (or recovery!) as I am Given’s recent outburst about Newcastle disrespecting his family!
    What was that all about?

  • lesh

    Sep 22, 2009 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #30

    punk skunk… // Sep 21, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Is that an ‘all over, body massage’ lesh?..

    …Soz mate, my little joke!..

    Nice one Punk… , nice one and I guess I kneaded that little reminder about spelling!

    Soz Punk… my little joke in return!!!!


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