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Ben Arfa aiming for March return, but career could have been ruined.

Posted on January 27th, 2011 | 83 Comments |

Ben Arfa: Career almost ruined by De Jong.
Ben Arfa: Career almost ruined by De Jong.
There have been revelations by a representative of the player that Newcastle United wing wizard, Hatem Ben Arfa, is aiming for a return to action by March.

However, it has also been revealed by one of the doctors involved in his treatment that at one stage, his career could have been ended after a vicious ‘scissor’ tackle by Manchester City hatchet man, Nigel De Jong, on 3rd October, 2010. The challenge broke the Tibia and Fibula bones in the Ben Arfa’s lower leg.

Paris St Germain club doctor, Eric Rolland, who operated on the winger very soon after the break spoke of complications after the surgery was carried out, saying:

“Ben Arfa’s advisors called on me to do the surgery,” continuing.

“He needed a second operation in mid November.”

On the reason for the second operation, he added:

“He had a problem area which could have become infected, and prevented his broken bones from knitting together once more.

“It had to be sorted out urgently, and we thought it best to operate once more.”

In words that will no doubt bring much relief to fans, he said

“Since then he has got away from the problem.”

Speaking of the current stages of his rehabilitation, at the French National Technical Centre in Clairefontaine, he concluded with news that will give more relief to Newcastle United fans, saying:

“The Clairefontaine rehab centre is monitoring him very closely, and all this will not delay him from returning to playing football.

“He got injured three and a half months ago, and his recovery is on schedule.”

Also speaking on the player’s recovery schedule, the player’s agent, Michel Ouazine, mentioned the month of March as the time for a Ben Arfa comeback, saying:

“The main thing is for Hatem to be back playing by March.”

“He had an inflammation, and the second operation was justified.”

Speaking on Ben Arfa’s current state of mind, he continued:

“Hatem is philosophical, and not impatient. He must not rush back.

“He has taken things well, as there is nothing he can do about the situation.”

Here’s hoping for a speedy, but unrushed return for Hatem!

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83 Responses

  1. Good, just in time for the run in. We are gonna need him by then.
    Dont know where you people are getting 50 points from?
    Can see it being squeaky bum time leading up to the game against WBA in May.
    Hope I’m soooo wrong tho.
    HWTL

  2. One thing’s for sure, the second op must’ve beeb assessed as successful before we shelled out £5m to make him permanent.

    Let’s hope he and the club are patient and not bring him back too early.

  3. did NUFC officials knew about the operation. coz it was a secret op.

    All is well that ends well.

  4. Indian Magpie says:
    January 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    “did NUFC officials knew about the operation. coz it was a secret op.”

    Im pretty sure that they would have, Indian Magpie.

  5. Indian Magpie says:
    January 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    “@worky

    Daily Mail said that it was a secret Op.”

    The Daily Mail will say anything to spice things up a bit, Indian Magpie. It may have been hidden from the prying eyes of the media, but I’d be pretty sure that the club would have been kept abreast of any developments.

  6. Lets Hope he gets to play 7-8 games for us and we have a squad built around him from next season onwards.

  7. Better headline than most on this one, Ed!

    Not having a fun time of it this season, with Gosling’s setback and long-term crocks to Benny, AC, Harps, Smith, Raylor and Taylor. More than our fair share, alas. Just as well the other lads are stepping up so well; let’s hope it continues.

    Got a feeling Guthrie is about to become indispensible to us over the next few weeks….

  8. I think there should be greater bans and punishments for when things like this happen, even if it appears an ‘accident’. Accidents are 99% caused by carelessness and usually preventable. Surely in other walks of life if HBA had to retire prematurely then he would be able to sue De Jong for X million euros for lack of due care and attention or whatever and the loss of earning he would have made as a direct result of his carelessness.

  9. Pardew said pleased to hold on to stars,management speak for no one coming in this window,and when Carrol,Benny and Gosling return you can hear it now”it’s like getting 3 new signings” so thats the next transfer window sorted out then.

  10. DJG says:
    January 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    “Accidents are 99% caused by carelessness and usually preventable.”

    Are you a health and safety officer, DJG? :-)

    Seriously though, I think that the very last bit of De Jong’s “tackle” went beyond mere carelessness. It was wreckless.

  11. Worky just to let you know somebody is on eds blog posting pictures claiming its you. I have no idea if it is you , but thought id let you know

  12. club would have know the game all along with benny imo.
    worky zipp reading through blogs i noticed someone has put a photo of you on eds blog a new name i dont know

  13. No Worky I can’t stand ‘health and safety’ or PC culture I just believe in common sense and duty of care. It’s like how people are killed every day on motorbikes. Are they killed because it is an extremely dangerous mode of transport or are they killed because they wern’t paying the correct care and attention. I would argue usually the latter.

  14. very starnge , and he keeps posting it , as i said i have no idea if it is worky but its not cool to be doing it either way

  15. Re the Ben Arfa injury, bearing in mind that Tiote has his appeal thrown out on the grounds that he could have injured an opponent, if the same safety concious thought process was applied then how did De Jong escape?
    The powers that be seem to pick and chose when and how to apply the laws with little or no consistency, when the truth of the matter is that they are deperately trying to cover up for the poor decisons made by referees and dont like to undermine their authority even if a player is almost put out of the game by a perpetual thug.

  16. icedog says:
    January 27, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    “WORKY small minds get right up my nose,and those who keep changing there nicks,to what end ?”

    Ice, It’s Keith (‘Stardust’), ‘Hitman’ and maybe one or two others who were banned from this ‘blog too. Keith has pulled them all together into a kind of coalition in an attempt to discredit me in some way, and ruin this ‘blog.

  17. bigbadbob: Aye, but we get Willo suspended after the fact on video evidence…heads they win, tails, we lose…;0)

  18. bbb

    The decisions that the FA have taken this season have been directly in opposition of the club. When they have had any opportunity to punish us they have and when ever they have been able to protect us they havn’t. In each case bending their rules in any way possible. When we have pointed to opponents doing things they have pointed to the rule that if the ref hasn’t seen it at the time then they can’t do anything. Yet when our players have done things that the ref didn’t see at the time they have reviewed matches and banned us. What is the rule because they seem to have one for us and another for teams like City. That would lead me to rule out a north/south thing. Is it because of Ashley or the board at our club?
    I think the club should be keeping a dossier of their decisions this season and seek legal advice if they continue in such a manner. Surely they are supposed to punish/protect all clubs equally.

  19. the F.A.are a bunch of ——–,i wont say,now fined b/pool 25 grand for putting weakened team oot,enough said aboot them imo

  20. Well there is obviously two sets of rules, look at Rooney screaming abuse into Mike Deans face last week, i didnt hear what he said but it was clearly effing w***er and then the other night a Blackpool player was cleaned out in the box and the look on the refs face said it all, he had brown adrenalin dripping down his leg at the thought of giving a penalty, a decision he predictably bottled.
    All anyone wants is consistency across the board not just a certain approach to each club depending on their status.

  21. batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    “worky theres some 1 posting pics on judases and now there posting under my nick fckin pricks”

    batty, I thought that you were registered on Ed’s ‘blog as ‘batty’?

  22. That’s why the FA will always resist the use of so-called goal line technology? They want to keep the grey areas to protect the bigger clubs’ interests?

    We regularly see goals that weren’t, or vice versa after the fact on TV, but it changes nowt…look at France/Henry. How high were the stakes there…football-wise, and financially. You can’t get much more blatant than that handball, and the camera’s showed it all.

    But the goal still stood. So either we play by what the ref sees, warts and all…or we have technology/camera evidence decide, even after the fact.

    It all seems so selective the way it is now…and there does seem to be a suggestion of it consistently benefiting the biggest clubs…funnily enough…

  23. batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    “pluss its not the 1st time its happend too me on there oh and is that you ?”

    No, neither of those two reprobates are me, batty.

  24. I think we would have won some games we didnt had we had Ben Arfa, cant wait til he is back because he is a world class player. If he hadnt got injured I think he could have got us a few more points when we have missed a creative player, or Bartons been off form / suspended i.e Fulham up here, Blackburn up here.

    Off topic but if Ireland signs, where is he going to fit in? I think Gutierrez is headed for the exit come summer, Ben Arfa left, Ireland on the right but not wide right, with Barton and Tiote Middle, Nolan off Carroll?

  25. antmanbee says:
    January 27, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    “look at France/Henry. How high were the stakes there…football-wise, and financially. You can’t get much more blatant than that handball, and the camera’s showed it all.”

    I’m not sure about that one, ant. France were also denied a penalty in that game when Shay Given brought down Nicolas Anelka. That one doesn’t get mentioned though, especially by Given himself.

  26. batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    ” worky reprobates”

    It’s a good word for them, beleive me! It was a “Full Moon” party in Koh Phangan quite a few years back. I was behind the camera and no “Ladyboys” were involved at all.

  27. Worky: I don’t remember that as clearly, was it as cast iron as the handball? Anyway, you can see what I was getting at, even if that example is flawed…?

    BTW hope you and batty get things sorted with the Mensa guys on the other channel. ;0)

  28. antmanbee says:
    January 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    “Worky: I don’t remember that as clearly, was it as cast iron as the handball?”

    Aye, that’s because they didn’t show that one a milllon times. I seem to recall that Anelka went down rather easily, but Given did touch him and it was a penalty.

  29. Worky, it does get you thinking…like when we got beat off Manure in the 1st game. You see a report on the main news later on, and it’s been reduced to the bottom line…which doesn’t paint the wider picture of the game. Selective, for maximum hype, and sensationalism I guess. Selling news.

  30. antmanbee says:
    January 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    “Selective, for maximum hype, and sensationalism I guess. Selling news.”

    Of course it is, ant. However it isn’t football that really get me thinking really, though it does happen in football coverage as well as everything else covered in the news. One example was the reports of the fairly recent earthquake in Haiti. In one report, a voiceover was reporting that the locals were so desperate and savage that they were fighting over cardboard boxes. However, if you looked closely at the film, they were actually laughing despite being caught in one of the most desperate situations it is possible to imagine.

  31. I hear that Worky…think it goes way beyond even just hype, distortion or misrepresentation as well. Even hard sell was more benign than some of the financial terror tactics, and thought policing we’ve seen in recent history. Not just influencing opinion…but Politically Correcting it…

  32. workyticket says:
    January 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm
    batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    ” worky reprobates”

    It’s a good word for them, beleive me! It was a “Full Moon” party in Koh Phangan quite a few years back. I was behind the camera and no “Ladyboys” were involved at all.<<<<< so how has some 1 got hold of your pics ?

  33. batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm (Edit)

    “<<<<< so how has some 1 got hold of your pics ?" They're on one of my other websites, batty. Quite a few years ago I put some snaps up from my first trip to the SE. Asian peninsula.

  34. batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    “well i still cant understand how they got hold of it ,who on the blogs know you have other websites?”

    Probably the link on my username, batty.

  35. batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    “fckin hell wory ever likley your always busy”

    Haven’t touched that site for years, batty. I need to update my collection of bad album covers sometime.

  36. batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    “never heard of most of them worky u must be alot older than me”

    I was once invited to appear on Jay Leno’s “Tonite” show in the ‘States over those things. They even nicked some of my jokes.

  37. I was once invited to appear on Jay Leno’s “Tonite” show in the ‘States over those things. They even nicked some of my jokes.

    I’m intrigued, Worky…feel like expanding on the subject?

  38. antmanbee says:
    January 27, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    “I’m intrigued, Worky…feel like expanding on the subject?”

    I had to relutantly turn it down, ant. They were gannin’ to put me up in a five star hotel in Burbank, California, give me money, the lot. However, it was during the Gearge W. Bush days, and lots of people with a political past were getting pulled and interrogated / taken into custody by the FBI. Due to some of the things I’ve done in the past, I was a little paranoid about the same thing happening to me if I went over there.

  39. batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    “worky b0llocks your jokes he have never laughed in your life”

    It’s true that I’m a miserable auld get now, batty.

  40. batty…:0D

    Worky…I’m like, goggle eyed…Neo-Cons most wanted! ;0)

    Are you Che Guevara in disguise!?

  41. Night lads…good crack. Stacks of dot/org threads today…heres hoping for some good news before Monday night to launch a few more! ;0)

  42. antmanbee says:
    January 27, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    “Worky…I’m like, goggle eyed…Neo-Cons most wanted! ;0)

    Are you Che Guevara in disguise!?”

    I’m banned from the Houses of Parliament for life once, amongst other things, ant. But at the time, I read this story about a plumber from Essex or something like that. He was just an ordinary gadgie who went on a holiday to Florida. he was arrested, interrogated and kept in a detention centre for days before being deported. It turns out it was over a misunderstanding over a parking ticket from his last journey. That put me right off. They were also arresting journalists going over there to do interviews if they had a history of being a bit left wing and stuff like that. It was scary stuff.

    I’m outta here!

  43. It seems even more mental over there now…have you been following all the TSA crack?

    Anyway, speak 2morrow…

  44. Ok i dont post often but I follow both blogs and load of other NUFC sites as well. Now i’m a bit curious as to why a lot of people on this blog refer to Ed as Judas? As far as I can tell both sites try to give the fans a place to read and talk about the club???

    And as for the thrashing Worky being done on Ed’s site, i dont see anyone else rising to the bait. No one actually cares what the 12 year kid with a pea for a brain wants to post. (Talking about the kid posting under ladyboy n what nots)

    batty says:
    January 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    ive just sent judas a email telling him theres some 1 posting under my nick

  45. joe if ya cannit work oot why edjudas is called judas ,lend the family brain cell for the day and you might click in

  46. Joe says:
    January 28, 2011 at 4:42 am

    “Now i’m a bit curious as to why a lot of people on this blog refer to Ed as Judas?”

    It’s only a certain Keegan fundamentalist who calls Ed “Judas”, Joe, and I don’t think he means it anyway. I’ve exchanged quite a few e.mails with Ed, and I have nothing against him at all.