Massive relief at yesterday’s win over Aston Villa but the big downside was to see Massadio Haidara stretchered off in the second-half.

The defender looked to have suffered yet another serious injury blow, just as he was getting a decent run the team for the first time.

John Carver has now given an update on Haidara’s injury and revealed that he has had an ongoing problem.

However, even bigger, and better, news is that the Newcastle Head Coach believes Haidara should be fit to play on Wednesday against Manchester United!

John Carver:

“It doesn’t look too bad, he’s had an ongoing knee issue.

“At half-time he was feeling it a little bit but hopefully it’s not too serious and he should be ok for Wednesday.”

Great to hear that the young French defender could be ok, but if he has got an ongoing problem, the fact he felt bad enough to have to leave the pitch on a stretcher AND the fact Newcastle now have enough points to forget any relegation fears – surely the sensible thing would be to let him rest it and make sure he comes back in good shape rather than risk it.

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