Gabriel Obertan would be able to play his next game for Newcastle United in March 2015 only.
The winger went through thigh operation yesterday and the doctors say that it’s not going to take him any lesser than 4 months to be back to competitive football.
Last weekend, Obertan had pulled his thigh muscles in the initial periods of the game versus Liverpool FC.
The Newcastle medical staff gave him the treatment on the pitch itself, but, he did not manage to stand back on his feet. After that, the stretcher was brought on and he was taken off.
At that very moment, it was evident that something was serious there in the Frenchman’s thigh and it did turn out to be serious as the scan reports showed that the muscles were torn and the operation was needed.
Obertan was mostly on the bench for Newcastle in the first few weeks of the season, but, then, Alan Pardew decided to start with him as the other players, who were playing on the wings, were not in the best of forms.
Obertan’s inclusion in the starting XI brought some change in fortunes for Newcastle.
The Magpies had not had even one win to their name in the first 7 games and suddenly, they won 4 in a row and in 3 out of those 4 games, Obertan played a key role.
So, Pardew would miss him. The coach would now have to turn to the teenaged player Rolando Aarons.
The pundits in UK give Aarons very high rating. They believe that the young man would be a star not only for the clubs that he plays for in future, but, also for the Three Lions.
Aarons has been selected in the English junior side recently.