Santon injured already

Santon out. But for how long?
Newcastle new boy Davide Santon could be out of action for a while after picking up a knee injury during training this morning.

The news will come as a blow to the Italian who had hoped to make his debut against Aston Villa at the weekend although that has now gone out of the window. Alan Pardew will also be rocked by the news and, to be honest, I’m pretty certain that a lot of fans will be rather irked by this piece of bad news.

There is very little news about this as I’ve just heard it on Sky Sports News, but they are speculating that that Italian U21 international is currently undergoing scans and that it is believed to a knee ligament problem. Alan Pardew claims different though and says that the club believe that it is a knee cartilage problem.

“Unfortunately Davide has hurt his knee in training and been sent for a scan,” Pardew told the Chronicle.

“It is an injury he has had before, we think it is a cartilage problem. We thought it was best to send him for a scan.”

The length of absence depends on the extent of the injury so fingers crossed that when the results of the scan come through it shows only a minor problem. It won’t be enough to get him back for the weekend but at least it would mean that he isn’t out for a sustained period of time.

However, if it’s and one, then Santon could be out for a very long time. We’re talking months, plural. I feel this worst case scenario is something that is going to become reality.

More to follow…

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103 thoughts on “Santon injured already

  1. Nothing is short term when it comes to injuries with our lot, wish the lad well and a speedy recovery

    Another note, i see Swansea have been rejected international clearence by fifa for Darnel Situ.

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  2. What is Ferguson’s current fitness level? Like a lot of people, I see him as more of a winger than a fullback, but after the QPR game, I think I’d like to see him there over Ryan Taylor. Especially with players like Agbonlahor running around. Hopefully Santon isn’t out long.

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  3. Well, that’s what you get when you have a paper thin squad.
    Don’t whinge on Pards, get on the phone to Dekka not us.

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  4. Cartilidge?? What the hell happened during training???? He must have had a problem with his knee before as this does not just happen!! If it is a serious problem I think we should be asking for our money back!!

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  5. serves the tight ****s right for having one left back in the entire squad. i said from the off we needed two lB’s ffs. knee damage.. humm………its months then not weeks. its also typical when you look for bargins that have always got an angle to them and a reason for us going for them. I bet peiters is going strong and picking up man of the match awards as usual.

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  6. Alan Pardew said today: “Unfortunately Davide has hurt his knee in training and been sent for a scan.

    “It is an injury he has had before, we think it is a cartilage problem.

    “We thought it was best to send him for a scan

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  7. I seriously questioned did the training ground/facility being upgraded yet? O.o

    Certain Ex-players have complain about the long term injuries they get JUST BY TRAINING.

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  8. “It’s an injury he’s had before”

    Well there is the reason why we got someone so highly rated so cheaply πŸ˜›

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  9. Anyway,Anyone reckon the team goes unbeaten till Nov 19,where they faced three super tough games??? ^^

    NOV 19 Man City Away
    NOV 26 Man United Away

    Dec 3 Chelsea Home.

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  10. Threadbare!
    Threadbare!
    Threadbare!
    Threadbare!

    ….it’s a fkn joke, it really is. For giant massive big bloody great ****s sake.

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  11. Fat-boy’s bargain fkn basement mentality strikes again. As Liam says, just wait until Ba’s knees go, and I’ll add to that; Marveaux’s groin goes twang, and Shola and Tiote fk off to the ANC. It wouldn’t piss me off so much if it wasn’t so FKN PREDICTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. well i would say saying as its a problem he has had before, then its more serious… ah here we go, dr steadman here we go again……..this season he is a wipe out for santon. Clearly he had issues to start with if the same thing has flared up before he has even had a game.

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  13. santonβ€œI had the fear of not being able to play again. It β€˜was difficult to recover from the first operation to the meniscus, the knee swelled as always after each effort. So I decided, reluctantly, to close the season early.

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  14. hitman…. santon could be right lol lol ….. more cheap knackers… here is a good question.. .when is a bargin buy not a bargin buy?? When he cant ever play.

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  15. lol.. no LB and no striker…. lol lol lol ah if only we had paif the extra couple of million to land pieters.

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  16. Santon made his first appearance for Inter in the 2009–10 season against Parma on Matchday 3, and subsequently started the game against Cagliari the week after. He was out until the new year after sustaining a right knee lateral meniscus injury while on international duty.[7][8] He made his return in January as a substitute against Bari[9] and called back into the starting eleven for the injured Cristian Chivu. However, his return was short-lived as he injured[10] the same knee again after returning too soon from the previous injury and required surgery, thus sidelining him for another three to five weeks.

    ^ for those asking about his previous knee injuries

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  17. I want to know who does our medicals? I mean he did pass one after all…. So if someone who is not a computer geek (no offence hitman) can find it out, then why can’t the people who are paid to do it actually see it?

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  18. Sam the wise – to be honest I’m surprised the recovery times were so short. I’d have put much longer on it personally, but then I’m not a doctor. Well a doctor of love but that doesn’t count when assessing knee injuries I guess πŸ˜†

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  19. yep hitman.. then marv said it was all to do with the contract and not about medical. i expect that it was something like liverpool wanted to do a pay if you are fit sort of deal and he **** himself and thought he would come to us instead as our board are thick as pig **** and cant see the wood for the trees.

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  20. Pardew has also said, Pardew: ‘Santon’s knee looked a little bit unhealthy after training, & he’s going to have a scan today.
    How bad is a little unhealthy ? not as bad as we think ? i hope so was really hoping he would start on sat, throw shane ferguson on if raylors havin a stinker.

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  21. Actually, if it’s cartilage there’s a chance it’ll be a very quick recovery. Keyhole surgery and walk out. Much better that than ligaments.

    This discussion thread throws up the various possible outcomes. Lots of dependencies; most of which Santon should be on the right side of: health, age, and – most importantly – the quality of, and level of commitment to, recovery.

    http://www.attackpoint.org/discussionthread.jsp/message_130976

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  22. I guess it’s going to be more of Raylor at LB. He was horrible against QPR. Our defense is 1 injury away from disaster. If either Colo or Saylor go down we have no cover at all thanks to the powers that be. What other club would have left themselves in this state after a whole summer to get something done? Sounds like this is a recurring knee injury for Santon. That does not bode well for us.

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  23. Toonsy –

    Well perhaps NUFCs trouble is they have too many doctors of love and not many doctors of medicine? lol

    But with any luck its precautionary and he’ll be back soon

    It is funny though that everybody is bemoaning these “bargains” being injured, fact is our owner takes risks. Two notable risks are Santon and Ben Arfa. Both have been bought for minuscule fees compared to their footballing ability and theres always the question of “if theyre that good why have we managed to get them??”, simple answer are now there for all to see.

    But as with most risks it can swing in two directions, either they continue to get injured OR they come back fit and destroy the premier league. Fingers crossed the gamble will pay off when they both come back.

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  24. And did anyone else see Fergie and Kadar come through that reserve game with flying colours? They looked very good, obviously the opposition wasnt great but you can only beat whats in front of you.

    Would love to see fergie get a run at LB, i dont care about the opinion of him being a LW he has always looked comfortable at LB for me and kadar has never been as terrible as some claim, could easily fill a gap

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  25. whumpie… saying as its his third hit in the same knee and santon himself thought he might never be able to play again and its been an ongoing problem for years.. i think its safe to say there is no quick fix on this one… we all know where its heading.. colorado and Steadman, then a year out.

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  26. @39 – the fat chap would rather pay a few quid for something that does’nt work as apposed to paying the full price for something that does work – hence a team full of potential crocks.

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  27. sam.. i agree, i think fergie will do well at LB… and to think we were offered van arrnholt in the window too. i guess he was three quid more than santon so represented poor value.

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  28. ….does anyone know if it’s the same problematic knee? I guess Pardew has hinted it was with his “…injury he has had before”.

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  29. Hitman… that is the bottom line…ashley and dekka took a punt on a potential great player with a history of problematic knee injuries and thought they would rather pay peanuts for a a once rising star than 7 million for the real deal in peiters… its very hard to feel sorry for AP and the board on this one. Their dodgy **** dealings boil my piss, all to save a few quid, now look where we are, no LB and no forward.. oh and who have we known was leaving since janaury – jose, and also the need for a real forward…. and this is our great forward planning and scouting dept…

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  30. Ok, I’ve chilled a bit now….. It seems as though, piecing together what people have brought to the table in this discussion so far, that:

    1 – It’s precautionary at the moment.

    2 – If it’s cartilage it could be better than a ligament.

    3 – He wasn’t stretchered off etc.

    On the other hand:

    4 – It’s the same knee.

    5 – The same problem on the same knee.

    He’s been rushed back before by Inter which caused him to break down. If it was up to me I’d get it sorted once and for all and get fake cartilage put in. It’s new but it’s the kind of thing that only sports teams can afford. The problem is that whilst he is recovering for the greater good, we are left short as ****.

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  31. Lots of panic going on based on very little information. Plus the usual excuse to hack away at the club’s strategy.

    Simple question: you have a finite income to spend. You can have one good LB (Santon) plus some backup further down the scale for when he can’t play (Fergie, Raylor) or you can have two players of intermediate level costing roughly the same overall.

    You guys seem to think you can get two Santons or a Santon and a Pieters. Not going to happen. Not until we start selling a few million shirts to yanks, Chinese and Indians, anyway.

    Yes, we should have LB backup, but the club obviously consider Raylor, Kadar and Fergie to be the right level of backup to hit our target of a top-half finish, given the income we will have this season. If you’d like to suggest a way to improve on that situation without blowing more than we earn, please do tell us.

    Until then, I’d suggest that the club, through exceeding its targets two years running (having had exactly the same criticism of squad depth thrown at it) deserves to be trusted more than our armchair expertise.

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  32. This **** always happens, its incredible!

    But if it is a long term problem (ie. six months) I can think of one positive side!

    Maybe we will be forced to buy another quality left back in January… Still knowing this lot, we won’t.

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  33. Whumpie, not that there’s anything wrong with looking on the bright side, but I find your optimism quite mind-boggling at times.

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  34. Whumpie… utter tripe mate.. sorry but we spent 600k in the window. if we had bought peiters who WAS pards main target then it woudl still have been the grand total of about three million spend.

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  35. AoD @20 – three toughies and real tests for our defence – I hate to say it, but I’d not be surprised if we shipped 12 – 15 goals over the three!

    And back on topic of injuries, I wonder if we can enter a team in the Paralymics? Nah, those guys are far far fitter than the crocks we’ve got!

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  36. I think we should play Jonas at LB and pt Marveaux in LW, Raylor could then slot into RW and play a Barton type role pinging in crosses.
    ?????????

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  37. @rodz

    It’s the same whumpie who predicted we would buy Gervinho, Gameiro, Erdinc and we wouldn’t sell Barton and Enrique etc

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  38. unlucky for the lad, hopefully it wont be too long. thats what happens when you dont buy cover players.

    so we have no left-bk, 1 mediocre right back, 2 fit centerhalves and 5 **** strikers. lucky we have 15midfielders πŸ™

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  39. Sad to see so much negativity without even knowing the extent of the injury have to say lads.. at least wait until the results of the scan come out before branding the lad a problematic, injury prone crock

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  40. Just a thought like, but do you not think it might be worth putting all the histrionics on hold until the lad has his scan?

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  41. “Scottie
    September 15, 2011 at 16:18

    I think we should play Jonas at LB and pt Marveaux in LW, Raylor could then slot into RW and play a Barton type role pinging in crosses.
    ?????????”

    Who is Raylor going to be pinging crossing into? Carroll is gone… Shola? FFS? No thanks. And Best likes the ball at his feet…

    Next plan.

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  42. I know it`s coming that thrashing we will get sometime shortly. It`s then how we react to it. Have we got the personalities in the dressing room with the balls to sort it out, now that Nolan and Barton has gone? Me thinks not, and it`s amazing how many players are injured! when the going gets tough.

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  43. Formation for Villa game:

    ——————————————Krul——————————————–
    ————————-S Taylor——————Colocini————————–
    —————————————–Tiote——————————————–
    Obertan—Gosling—Guthrie—Cabaye—Jonas—Marvaeux—Fergie

    What you guys think πŸ˜‰

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  44. Freddie Shepherd says:
    September 15, 2011 at 16:30
    I know it`s coming that thrashing we will get sometime shortly. It`s then how we react to it. Have we got the personalities in the dressing room with the balls to sort it out, now that Nolan and Barton has gone? Me thinks not, and it`s amazing how many players are injured! when the going gets tough.

    What trashing are we going to get shortly?

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  45. I have to say stardust couldnt make a positive out of this.

    Knees are bad especially if you have had two career threatening operations on them before!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Johno Toon
    If you seriously think that we can keep raylor at left back for any length of time and not get stuffed then you are living on another planet. God only knows how we did`nt concede against QPR. Ferguson is lightweight and not strong enough to play left back. Now that Santon is injured we have big problems in that position. Every team we play will have a game plan to exploit that weakness. Various people on this site have already mentioned the stupidity of not buying Piters in the first place. It is going over old ground put we will pay the price for Ashley`s misery ways.

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