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New club, same Woodgate

Post by Batman » Fri May 11, 2007 4:23 pm

Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate says he will be fit in time for the start of next season despite having an operation on his knee.

The 27-year-old will miss England's games against Brazil and Estonia to have the exploratory operation.

But he told BBC Sport: "It's nothing serious and I've no doubts I'll be fine for the start of next season.

"It started during the Sheffield United home game on New Year's Day and has been troubling me since then."

He added: "I'll have the operation on Monday when the season's finished, but it's only a minor one, nothing to worry about."

Woodgate will play against Fulham in Boro's last match of the season on Sunday but will not be fit to feature for England.

Manager Gareth Southgate said: "He has had a niggle for the last couple of months, so they are going to take at look at it.

"We will have a clearer picture of what the problem is after Monday."

I'll start the betting at, ooh, say 6mths out at least

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Post by bobby5 » Fri May 11, 2007 5:21 pm

I saw this early and had a chuckle. Doesn't sound promising does it. What a crock!
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Post by H. Pedersen » Fri May 11, 2007 7:44 pm

And they paid £7 million for him. It shows that hope springs eternal (see: Owen, Michael and Fortune, Quinton). Somebody is always going to give you a chance no matter how crippled you are.

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Post by Tombwfc » Fri May 11, 2007 8:01 pm

Didn't Owens two most serious injuries both come while he's been at Newcastle?

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Post by Soldier_Of_The_White_Army » Fri May 11, 2007 8:29 pm

He was last seen playing chess with Fortune!
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Post by Batman » Fri May 11, 2007 9:24 pm

Tombwfc wrote:Didn't Owens two most serious injuries both come while he's been at Newcastle?

I think you could count 'playing for Newcastle' as one

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Post by boltonboris » Tue May 15, 2007 12:29 pm

Soldier_Of_The_White_Army wrote:He was last seen playing chess with Fortune!
Broke his wrist and tore all the ligaments in both hands by any chance?

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Post by CAPSLOCK » Tue May 15, 2007 1:22 pm

Tombwfc wrote:Didn't Owens two most serious injuries both come while he's been at Newcastle?
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I'd actually argue his most serious injury was while at Liverpool as it happens, because it took so much from his game

Still a cracking player when Newcastle got him though
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Post by boltonboris » Tue May 15, 2007 1:24 pm

CAPSLOCK wrote:
Tombwfc wrote:Didn't Owens two most serious injuries both come while he's been at Newcastle?
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I'd actually argue his most serious injury was while at Liverpool as it happens, because it took so much from his game

Still a cracking player when Newcastle got him though
I agree, because of him hamstring and muscle troubles he tried to bulk up, took a yard off him, but he's still class

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Post by Abdoulaye's Twin » Tue May 15, 2007 2:38 pm

and Woody found out he needed an op a week or so after signing his nice fat contract?!

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Post by boltonboris » Tue May 15, 2007 2:42 pm

Abdoulaye's Twin wrote:and Woody found out he needed an op a week or so after signing his nice fat contract?!
Hmmm I didn't think of it that way, to be fair though it sounds as though the club knew, but if they did, they still risked his long term health by risking him, probably with injections ala Paul McGrath / Maradona

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