Newcastle United – The Media (Not So) Latest News

November 21 14:44 2007 Print This Article

Michael Owen is once again flying to Germany to meet Dr Wohlfahrt for his latest injury set-back. He needs to make another speed up recovery to help Newcastle United dealing with the next busy fixtures.

“We have sent Michael to Germany to see Dr Wohlfahrt in a bid to speed up his recovery from his thigh injury,” Allardyce told the Evening Chronicle.

The rumour said, the German doctor could help Owen return to action within a fortnight, but Allardyce is sticking to the initial estimate of four to six weeks.

To fill the gap in United’s forward while Owen is missing, Allardyce put his hope to Obafemi Martins to come in Michael place. Big Sam is very pleased with Oba in recent weeks and looking for him to link up with Mark Viduka or Shola Ameobi.

Today we also have some good and bad news regarding to some of our players. The bad news is Steven Taylor is in doubt for Newcastle United’s home game against Liverpool after being forced off for England’s Under-21s with a back problem.

Taylor’s injury makes Sam Allardyce facing a potential central defensive crisis for Saturday’s game, with Abdoulaye Faye definitely out and Cacapa unlikely to be fit. Taylor is off in England Under-21s’s 1-1 draw away to Portugal last night.

Newcastle medical team will have Taylor’s injury assessed, and the hope is that a few days’ rest will see him fit to take on the Reds.

Now the good news is Damien Duff has has returned to full training with Newcastle United after almost seven months out with a serious foot injury. Sam Allardyce is pleased to see Duff is recovering well after suffering such a serious injury.

“It’s great to see Damien back in training,” Sam told the club’s official website. “He is just starting to join in with the players, and there will be a period of time when he gets used to training on a day-to-day basis.”

Meanwhile, on loan Tim Krul is set to make the talking with Sam Allardyce about any possibility for an extension of his loan deal with SPL side Falkirk.

Speaking after Holland Under-21’s 1-0 win in a friendly against Sparta Rotterdam, “I haven’t made up my mind yet. First-choice goalkeeper Shay Given has suffered injuries so I may get a taste of first-team action.” Krul added, “For the time being, I keep all options open.”

Former United’s reserve coach Lee Clark is saying that Krul would be back in January in order to give another United’s young goalkeeper Fraser Forster chances to go out on loan basis. But now, it is the new reserve boss Adam Sadler and Big Sam decisions will go about Krul situation.

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