Wednesday brought news of yet another injury to Rolando Aarons.
Arguably his worst yet, the ACL injury was revealed on the player’s 21st birthday…talk about adding insult to injury.
Thursday night has brought a personal statement from Rolando Aarons himself.
The Newcastle winger saying that despite this type of injury being hard to deal with both physically and emotionally, he knows that ‘life comes with challenges’ and he will come out of it ‘a stronger person and footballer’.
Rolando Aarons has also thanked everybody for their messages of support and says he understands the frustrations of fans with his injuries.
As a parting shot, he declares that he is counting on the next time he plays for Newcastle being when the club is ‘back where we belong’.
I can’t disagree with any of that and good luck to Rolando in his latest recovery.
“Since making my debut I’ve been unfortunate with injuries, my most recent injury being the worst.
“I’ve had to pick myself up and go again every time and this time will be no different.
“Injuries like this are not only hard to cope with physically but emotionally too.
“Life comes with challenges and knowing myself I’ll come out of this a stronger person and footballer.
“I’d like to thank everyone for the support and well wishes, especially the fans who are frustrated at not being able to see me play much these last few years.
“I have worked my whole life to be able to live my dream as a professional footballer and I’ve come too far to quit.
“God willing next time I step onto St James Park to represent this special club we will back where we belong!