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Haidara Return Will Put An End To Wigan Incident

8 years ago

Newcastle United fans received good news over the weekend regarding defender Massadio Haidara’s injury.  According to the club, Haidara did not suffer “any significant bone or ligament damage” after the horrific challenge at Wigan and that he could rejoin the club in April.  This news is huge considering that Haidara was concerned that he career may have been ended because of the injury.

In a statement released by the club, “We can confirm that results of the latest scan on Massadio Haidara show that the player has very fortunately escaped any significant bone or ligament damage following the dangerous tackle by Wigan Athletic’s Callum McManaman on Sunday. We are very pleased that the extent of his injury is less severe than first feared and is limited to bruising to the bone and soft tissue damage.”

“Depending on the speed of his recovery he should be fit to play again in early April. Massadio will continue to be assessed over the coming days. He has been very lucky that he has not suffered more serious injury and this positive diagnosis in no way lessens the Club’s views with regard to the severity of the tackle from which it resulted.”

This is indeed good news for the club, meaning that they will not have to spend any of the funds from their EPL sponsorship contracts in order to find a replacement.  Haidara’s return will mark an ending to this unsavory incident.  The FA did not charge Callum McManaman for any wrongdoing in relation to the incident, mostly because the referee on the field could not fully see the incident take place.


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