Center-back Curtis Good was signed from Melbourne Heart in the summer of 2012 for around £400K and he was thought to be an outstanding prospect for the future at that time.
But since then Curtis had suffered a string of injuries culminating in the hip injury he picked up in March of last year when he represented Australia for the first time in the friendly against Ecuador.
That injury cost him his place in Australia’s World Cup squad, which would have been excellent experience for him.
Curtis Good on the left in pre-season training
But worse than that is that he hasn’t been back playing much at all since then and is still out with that same hip injury after he broke down again in pre-season training.
The 22-year-old had surgery on the hip last February and made his return in Newcastle’s 1-0 friendly win over Gateshead in July.
But after that game the hip became troublesome again and he was ruled out of Newcastle’s pre-season tour of the United States and he’s been out ever since.
Curtis Good in Australia’s colors
It would have been a good time for Curtis to have shown what he can do for Newcastle since we are weak in central defense and brought in Chancel Mbemba from Anderlecht in the summer and are likely to bring in another center-back next month.
We’re not sure what the status is of Good’s hip injury and he is one of 10 Newcastle players currently out with no return date.
Papiss Cisse is the latest to pick up an injury with a groin strain he picked up in the first half during Saturday’s game.
And yes Newcastle remain top of the Physioroom.com injury league above Liverpool who have (only) nine injuries.
Here is the Injury Table that gives one point every time a player misses one Premier League game – and we;e top of that too.
Curtis Good has played only one competitive game for the Newcastle first team – two years ago on 28th August, 2013 in the League Cup at Morecambe – which we won 2-0.
He has been out on two loan spells with Bradford City and Dundee United and did well in both of those loon spells.
But he certainly hasn’t had any luck with injuries since he arrived on Tyneside over three years ago on a six year contract, and he’s still got time at only 22 years of age.