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Injury update: Ireland back soon, Ben Arfa delayed

February 18th, 2011 | 79 Comments |

Stephen Ireland, Newcastle United
Wearing black & white soon
Stephen Ireland anticipates being able to contribute to Newcastle United’s midfield very soon, whilst Hatem Ben Arfa’s comeback is delayed due to compassionate leave.

Stephen Ireland has been injured since he got here 3 weeks ago but it looks as if he’s nearing fitness now.

Apparently his recovery is going well and Ireland talked about it thusly:

We thought it would be a couple of weeks.

But I went running outside today at a decent level and decent pace, and I reckon it could be by the end of next week hopefully.

I’ve just got to do a few more sessions and then see how far I can push it. If it goes well then I could be back soon.

I haven’t got any specific game in mind. I’ve just got to take a day at a time really, because one day it could feel amazing and then the next day really bad. It’s quite strange, but I have to see how I feel on a day to day basis.

I just need to get back on the field now. I’m frustrated with the injury I’ve got at the moment. (more…)