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Injured Magpie Provides An Update On His Long Recovery



Emil Krafth, who was spotted at the training facility during last week’s edition of Toon in training, has provided an update on his recovery from the ruptured ACL he suffered almost three months ago.

Krafth injured his knee in the first half of the Carabao Cup win at Tranmere in August. It was his first significant action of the season having only featured in the waning minutes of the Man City draw previously.

The Swede found out the dreadful news a few days later that he was set for an extended period on the sidelines. The news arrives just as his compatriot Alexander Isak had become Newcastle’s record signing.

Speaking to nufc.co.uk, the right-back has revealed that another teammate has provided guidance on his injury. Callum Wilson, who has suffered a couple similar injuries, has been very supportive in Emil’s recovery.

Here is some of what Krafth said:

“Everybody has been very supportive and some of the lads know what I’m going through with tough injuries.

“Callum Wilson has been very supportive and we have spoken a lot. He told me about his rehab and how he recovered and kept positive and this really helps.

“I still have a long way to go because my injury was tough and the first few weeks were hard when you can’t do much after surgery.

“Now I can do more and more and each day is a step closer to playing and it helps me to focus and stay positive when I’m watching the team and seeing how great they are doing.

“The medical team have been so good and supportive. They’ve seen injuries like this before so they know what players are going through and how they can help in all aspects and how to make me keep feeling good.

“When it’s a long injury it can be hard to keep going but the schedule they give me is really good and mixes things up a bit.

“I’ve done some rehab in Sweden for a few weeks so I can be with family and friends and help switch my focus into other areas and not just think about my injury all the time.

“Now I’m in Newcastle recovering and it’s been good. The doctor said it’s good for me to mix up the environment I’m in to keep feeling good and help with the whole process.

“There is still a long way to go but I have to keep myself motivated everyday and know it’s a step closer.”

Krafth blossomed under Eddie Howe in Kieran Trippier’s absence last season. He earned the moniker of Swedish Cafu or Krafu from some of the Toon faithful. His performances earned him an extension to 2024 over the summer.

The hard work to return must continue for Emil. Depending on his progress and what Newcastle do in the winter window, he may again be omitted from the 25-man squad when it is resubmitted after January.

Hopefully, he is close enough that he can play a part in the season’s final few months. The Magpies are primed for a battle for Europe after a superb start to the campaign. Getting Krafth back for at least some of the hectic final few months would provide a welcome boost.


91 comments so far

  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #41

    Mort

    I think he’s deed, mate!
    😉

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #42

    How do you worship death?

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #43

    Clint Flick not according to cgi I believe I saw him in one of the Star Wars tv series forgot which one. Mandalorian maybe

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #44

    Mort

    Proves it, then…
    All hail cgi!
    😀

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #45

    Down with satanists and monster drinkers!

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #46

    Mudryk to Arsenal ? Disappointing if so. A mega talent.

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  • niafron

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #47

    Clint

    It depend of what you call a satanist…

    Some are just people trying to have fun, perhaps they should do cosplay…

    Some other are more aware of the symbolism of Lucifer.

    Basically, he was the Roman god of light ( and thusfar of enlightenment, so a symbol of Knowledge ).

    At some point during midle age, the devil or satan or the nagash, call him as you want, was called Lucifer.

    It’s believed there’s a link with the fact Satan rebelled against god cause he was eager to discover the secret of life when god told him to simply accept is ignorance on that matter.

    But the fact is for some, and especially those who where persecuted by the church for promoting “unholy” knowledge ( which could be a lot of things, just ask Galileo, even if he never was burned despite what many believe, he was in trouble with the inquisition ), Lucifer or Satan became kind of a secret patron for scientists, philosophers and so on.

    Sure, those people didn’t really believe in the existence of Lucifer, but they used him as a symbol.

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  • hibbit

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #48
  • Assassins Inc

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #49

    Not another deJong. Funny as shite, Golden Balls.

    Whoa Eddie Eddie, Eddie Eddie Eddie and his golden balls.

    Talking of laughs

    https://twitter.com/Edit_Kev/status/1592245949862215681/photo/1

    Eddie must have his balls out

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #50

    Now he is getting better does that mean Krafth Works?

    get me coat like.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #51

    TFB & TDS cheers for the replies, I find this to be a strangely interesting topic.

    TDS I thought like you that it would be the club who would manage this as if not it would essentially mean that the club would have no real control over which brands they are associated with in certain countries and such would not necessarily receive revenue from those brands. But I have done a but of digging on this and it seems TFB is correct. Basically when a club sell the rights to transmit, the one who buys the rights places the ads and resells locally.

    So I understand it works like this.
    – NUFC sell the rights for the ads we see in the stadium which is what is seen when a match is broadcast domestically
    – The PL sell the rights to broadcast to other countries on behalf of the 20 clubs and as a part of that they are selling the right for the buyer to change the adverts in the stadium to what they want.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #52

    Virtual Replacement Technology

    Hmm, and all this time while watching matches in Weybridge, I never realised this
    Feed a Pug Pug Power Pug Cafe

    Hmmm, Sir Pugalot is manipulating me!

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  • Gosforthlad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #53

    Don’t know if this link has been shared already but looks like we should of had a stone wall penalty against Chelsea
    https://twitter.com/ncsl1892/status/1592502643011756034?s=21&t=0RbiWnH4fot6sziTL7YAIw

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #54

    Taco – that’s interesting. So are you suggesting that if Toon matches are shown in KSA, the owners have zero say on what adverts are shown in the stadium?

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  • Gosforthlad

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #55

    Oops just looked at the link and it was last season
    Please ignore haha

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #56

    TDS as crazy as this sounds yes that is exactly what I am saying. That is why I did not think it would work that way but apparently it does. KSA would be a bad example though as I am sure PIF would have plenty of influence over any local broadcaster for that market.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #57

    Gosforthlad – yeah, that one definitely looked like a penalty to me! 🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #58

    Taco – I used KSA specifically because if the local broadcaster has deals with companies that are in competition with companies PIF invests in, you could actually have NUFC matches being used to advertise those competitors.

    Is it true for every country and every pitchside sponsor then? Or can any deals be signed for global ads?

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #59

    Interesting Niafron

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #60

    Gosforthlad – When I clicked on that link, I saw that someone had posted Isak’s second “goal” against Liverpool too and asked the question. I really think that the VAR photo is massively misleading as they use a red line for the attacker and a blue line for the defender. I think most of the reasons people claim that was onside is because they think the red line is for Liverpool and the dark line is ours. From someone who has spent a lot of time looking at UX (User eXperience) with software, I think this is a cock up.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #61

    yeah TDS I though of exactly these kind of conflicts of interest which is why I though it would work the way we both initially describe. I don’t know all the details and wonder about global deals myself, that is why I initially mentioned McDonalds in an example I gave.

    What I do consistently find is this though – this is from wiki but I see other sources (some in the world of marketing) which basically same the same thing:

    “The advertising in the playfields is property of the club, except in some professional sports where the league or federation owns the advertising rights. However, the advertising rights broadcast on the screen are property of the broadcasters or the TV channel. This means that second right holders can benefit from selling this virtual advertising. The number of TV viewers is also higher than the people in the stadium, generating more visibility to the advertised marks and more income to the broadcasters.”

    Given how the PL works I read that as NUFC own the rights for what is shown in the stadium and by default what UK broadcasters will show (since that is really what our sponsors are paying for)

    For the non-UK market the PL negotiates for the 20 clubs and all the clubs get a share of the revenue. As part of this the PL will basically be selling the right to alter adverts for a given local market. As TFB perhaps correctly pointed out this may be one reason why revenues from TV rights sales abroad continue to increase. I would assume there are some constraints within the contract the PL offer to broadcasters but I have no idea what they exactly are.

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  • Dubai Micky

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #62

    I named my son after the devil – Lucifer (no, I didn’t name him that), means bringer of light. His middle name means bringer of happiness, so his name is Light and Happy.

    That was 21 years ago, still is true today.

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  • Dubai Micky

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #63

    So Taco, I watch it on a USA stream (peacock) and I saw the Saudia adverts.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #64

    Yeah but that is a Stream Micky so that will be based on someone else’s content and works differently I would imagine.

    I can see this becoming a hobby in the second half of the season – “what adverts are you guys seeing now and on what channel?”

    2
  • Wor B

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #65

    Before I installed adblocker I used to see some very interesting special offers and adverts.

    😮

    5
  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #66

    Names that mean good in one country or place means bad in another. For example the Brazilian Kaka his name means Sh*t in Mauritius

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #67

    Mort

    I had a real chortle at that women explaining the satanist connection.

    They really are idiots, as someone bought up on D&D and other RPGs the satanist allegations were laugable then and still are.

    I fully admit to having pagan leanings but aren’t an evil person, some of those fundamentalist christians are though.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #68

    Lucifer, Satan,
    Am I at the right place? It’s hell here these days 🙂

    Get well soon, Krafth, you’re a good player.

    Roll on the WC, I guess.

    My bet, at my job (lottery, to win fifty big ones) Switzerland and/or Cameroon to win it. I think I have a good chance.

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  • cyprus

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #70

    Mort,
    Doesn’t your name have a satanic connection in those discworld books?

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  • cyprus

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #71

    Essex,
    That kipper slapping event. That’s scary sxxt man.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 15, 2022 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #72

    Well it looks like the one sure fire way to kill the blog is to discuss marketing! Even if it was footy related.

    In other news I see we are linked with Jonathan David. He would be a great signing not sure why a striker (especially one as expensive as he would be) would be a likely signing for us though. He would be a huge upgrade on Chris Wood though and probably put Wilsons place in jeopardy.

    Probably just paper talk I guess.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #73

    Anyone not seen this pagan ritual? 🙂

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Wq6Y-ivGg

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 15, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #74
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 15, 2022 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #75

    Any one who celebrates Christmas is a Santa-ist (Satanist) 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 15, 2022 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #76

    MORT

    YOU SHOULD WRITE YOUR COMMENTS IN CAPITALS! 🙂

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 15, 2022 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #77

    Dyslexic atheist who doesn’t believe in Dawg 😕

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 15, 2022 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #78

    Cyprus

    I certainly think that this World Cup is wide open and that conditions will play a big part in it so your bet has as good a chance as any!

    I might even put a sneaky tenner on wales! 🙂

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #79

    I don’t know Cyprus does it?

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  • Mort

    Nov 15, 2022 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #80

    OK ESSEX I HEAR YOU LOUD AND CLEAR

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