Local reporter Ciaran Kelly has put out a tweet showing Newcastle center-back Florian Lejeune already walking only six days after having major surgery on his left knee.
Professor Paolo Mariani is renowned for how quickly he can get players back playing after ACL surgery and a lot of that is that he starts the rehabilitation almost immediately following the surgery.
Florian had the same operation on his right knee last summer in Rome and he was ready to play in just four months.
There are even indications this injury may not be as bad as the first one.
It would be great if Florian is ready to play in a short four months again.
And he shouldn’t miss too much of next season.
But this is very good news for the Frenchman – and for Newcastle.
Florian Lejeune now walking unaided – just a few days after his operation. Encountered few problems with swelling or inflammation post-surgery, as it was a relatively quick procedure, so has been able to start rehabilitation immediately. Remarkable. #nufc pic.twitter.com/kdWhX0s8FQ
— Ciaran Kelly (@CiaranKelly__) April 23, 2019