Haidara escapes serious injury

Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara has escaped serious injury from Wigan forward Callum McManaman's horror tackle.

Last Updated: 22/03/13 at 13:35 Post Comment

Massadio Haidara: No significant bone or ligament damage

Massadio Haidara: No significant bone or ligament damage

Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara has escaped serious injury from Wigan forward Callum McManaman's horror tackle last weekend, the club have announced.

The Magpies feared the worst when the 20-year-old Frenchman was carried off on a stretcher last weekend after a knee-high challenge - which Newcastle have branded "dangerous".

However, after a number of examinations this week the news is better than expected.

"We can confirm that results of the latest scan on Massadio Haidara show that the player has very fortunately escaped any significant bone or ligament damage following the dangerous tackle by Wigan Athletic's Callum McManaman on Sunday," said a club statement.

"We are very pleased that the extent of his injury is less severe than first feared and is limited to bruising to the bone and soft tissue damage.

"Depending on the speed of his recovery, he should be fit to play again in early April.

"Massadio will continue to be assessed over the coming days.

"He has been very lucky that he has not suffered more serious injury and this positive diagnosis in no way lessens the club's views with regard to the severity of the tackle from which it resulted."

McManaman escaped punishment for the tackle as it was seen by a match official, meaning the Football Association could not retrospectively ban the player using video evidence.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Digne agent denies Liverpool talks

Lucas Digne's agent has denied reports he has held talks with Liverpool regarding a move to Anfield for the Paris Saint-Germain left-back.

Mourinho scuppered Reds' Costa move

A new biography has revealed how Jose Mourinho scuppered Liverpool's bid to sign Diego Costa - a year before he arrived in west London.

Ramos 'extends' Real Madrid contract

Manchester United's pursuit of Sergio Ramos is over after the centre-back agreed a new contract extension at Real Madrid.

Mail Box

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

Getting Tired Of De Gea's Disrespect

One Manchester United fan is growing weary of David de Gea's disrespect. Plus thoughts on Southampton's summer, Balotelli loan, and Depay in the centre. Why?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company