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Newcastle United get story straight on Santon injury

September 17th, 2011 | 8 Comments |

Davide Santon: Confusion over knacked knee.
Santon: Confusion over knacked knee.
Newcastle United have issued a statement on their website in an attempt to get things straight on Davide Santon’s recent training ground injury to his right knee.

As I pointed out in this story yesterday, the ex Internazionale wing back has a history of right knee problems stemming from an lateral meniscus tear picked up in an Italy Under-21s game against Luxembourg in November, 2009. After Santon had surgery and returned to playing, the injury returned and more surgery was required, resulting in another period out of the game, and a drop in form on his second return.

When speaking in the injury yesterday, Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew may have caused some confusion when he said of the injury:

“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. (more…)