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Injury not as bad as first feared for Newcastle defender

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Newcastle defender Curtis Good has not suffered a recurrence of a hip injury which previously kept him out for 18 months. The centre half could now be fit to face Middlesbrough for Newcastle Under 23s in ten days time.

The Australian was taken off after sustaining a knock in the Magpies’ 1-0 defeat to Reading in the quarter final of the Premier League Cup. Rather than sustaining an injury to his hip, Under 23 manager Peter Beardsley revealed he had suffered a groin strain. He told the Chronicle:

“With Curtis it’s nothing to do with the old injury. He might even be back for the Middlesbrough game. It was a groin injury and previously it was his hip, but there’s nothing wrong with his hip now.”

It was feared that he was looking at another lengthy layoff but it seems he will be fit and ready for Newcastle’s Under 23s games in the Premier League 2 playoffs.

The centre back has been performing well for the Under 23s this season, and was given an opportunity in the first team by Rafa Benitez back in January. The 24 year old was selected to play in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Oxford United; a game the Magpies lost 3-0 to the League One side.

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