Date:Wednesday November 8 2006
Shola Ameobi will travel to the States to finally have the surgery he has been putting off for months.
He has fought through the pain of a hip problem, but the time has come for action.
Glenn Roeder: 'We're close to booking the operation in America. When he has it, that's him for the season. We will know in the next couple of weeks if there is one more game in him.
'The majority of players six or eight weeks ago would have thrown the towel in and said, 'Enough is enough, I want this operation'. Shola has never, ever come to me and said, 'Boss, I want this operation, you are not being fair to me'.
'But just in the last few weeks, the hip is starting to become a major concern for him and for us. The one thing I will not do, no matter how painful it is for me, I would never jeopardise the career of one of my players. I know there are managers who are prepared to do that to try to look after themselves, but Glenn Roeder would never do that.
'My only concern if for Shola Ameobi and if we have to go without him for the rest of the season, so be it. If Shola has another six, seven, eight years playing top level football, I will feel satisfied I have done the right thing for him.'
The Weight Of The Shirt (Friday May 17 2013)
Leading By Example (Thursday May 16 2013)
Is Football More Than Just A Game? (Monday May 13 2013)
The Next NUFC Manager (Monday May 13 2013)
Stats: QPR v Newcastle United (Sunday May 12 2013)
Win or Bust (Sunday May 12 2013)
The Blame Game. (Saturday May 11 2013)
Pardew's 'Clear The Air' Talks (Friday May 10 2013)
383 Premier League players sign up to Support Stan (Friday May 10 2013)
David Ginola Takes A Swipe (Thursday May 9 2013)
|15. Aston Villa||38||10||11||17||-22||41|
» Fulham : 19/05/2013 19:36:00
» Everton : 19/05/2013 19:10:00
» Chelsea : 19/05/2013 18:56:00
» Man Utd : 19/05/2013 18:50:00
|West Brom 5 United 5
» Man Utd : 19/05/2013 18:41:00
» Southampton : 19/05/2013 18:07:00
» WBA : 19/05/2013 18:01:00