Newcastle’s Aarons suffers injury setback

TALENTED ... Rolando Aarons.
TALENTED ... Rolando Aarons.

ROLANDO Aarons’s comeback has been put back – after he suffered a setback.

The Newcastle United winger had been due to return from a hamstring injury last month.

He has a hamstring issue and tweaked his thigh

Newcastle boss John Carver

But Aarons has “tweaked his thigh”, according to head coach John Carver.

And the 19-year-old – who made an explosive start to his first-team career at St James’s Park before succumbing to injury – won’t be available until next week at the earliest.

Asked when Aarons would be fit to return, Carver said: “A week to 10 days.

“We are being careful with him. He has a hamstring issue and tweaked his thigh.”

Meanwhile, the knee injury which forced Massadio Haidara off in Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Aston Villa was today being assessed by the club’s medical team.

Haidara left the field on a stretcher, and the club – which is short of fit defenders – can ill-afford to lose him.

Carver, however, is hopeful that the defender will be fit to face Manchester United at St James’s Park on Wednesday night.

“It’s his knee,” said Carver.

“He’s got an ongoing issue with it, but it’s not too serious, so we will see what he’s like.

“Hopefully, he should be available for Wednesday.”