Newcastle United manager John Carver has explained to the Chronicle that the club are seeking specialist help over the hamstring problem of Rolando Aarons.
“He has had this ongoing issue with his hamstring. We thought we had him up to a certain level. He worked extremely hard earlier last week, then there was reaction to it,” said Carver.
“We will send him to another specialist to eliminate that situation. But the reports about him being out for the rest of the season, I don’t know where that’s come from.”
It’s delicate situation for Carver because while he may be keen to get the teenager back into the team over the next couple of months, it’s a very vulnerable injury.
The mistake he can’t make is rushing him back into the first team setup prematurely, which would threaten to make the injury worse, increasing the chance that he could be out of action for long.
Newcastle seem to be managing the injury in a professional and effective way, but it’s important that that the specialist can work out exactly what’s going wrong with the mechanics of Aarons’ body.
Then the club can focus on a productive recovery period and focus his treatment so he’s back in the side and fully fit the next time Carver calls on him to perform for the first team.
It will be extremely significant for his form and confidence if he can feature again this season ahead of an important pre-season period leading into the next campaign.