Date:Thursday January 12 2006
The Republic of Ireland full-back Stephen Carr had surgery on a hernia in November at the same time as Alan Shearer - but while the Newcastle captain was back playing by the end of the month, Carr was still missing.
There were suggestions he had fallen out with Magpies manager Graeme Souness, and let's be honest here - that WAS the case. But he claims he picked up a muscle problem.
Carr: 'The injury has been a nightmare. I had the hernia op and felt good after that. But then I tore a muscle on my right side, so that was a killer for me. That was harder to heal than the hernia, and it was frustrating to miss so many matches.
'The fans were probably thinking 'It's only a hernia, why's he still out?', but it was a problem on top of that has set me back. It's happened to me twice now, with two reasonably long-term injuries which have kept me out for about three months.
'Last season I had the knee problem; then this time it has been the hernia and the muscle problem. I'm hoping that's the end of my bad luck, fingers crossed.'
Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or to join in the debates on the forum.
Go on, get vitalled!
Newcastle - FSF's May Newsletter (Friday May 29 2015)
Time For Lee Charnley To Grow A Pair. (Thursday May 28 2015)
The Clock Is Ticking Ashley. (Thursday May 28 2015)
Carver Still Wants Permanent Job (Wednesday May 27 2015)
Dummett & Sissoko Talk Season (Wednesday May 27 2015)
Hasselbaink In The Frame? (Tuesday May 26 2015)
McClaren's Free Run! (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Newcastle Know 2015-16 Opponents (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Jonas Shirt Winners Revealed (Tuesday May 26 2015)
Carver On West Ham Relief (Monday May 25 2015)
|12. West Ham||38||12||11||15||-3||47|
|14. Leicester City||38||11||8||19||-9||41|
|17. Aston Villa||38||10||8||20||-26||38|
|18. Hull City||38||8||11||19||-18||35|
|Match Day Moments - Thailand All-Stars (a)
» Chelsea : 30/05/2015 11:38:00
|Top-Notch Striker Linked to United Move
» Man Utd : 30/05/2015 11:29:01
|United Linked to Bayern Player
» Man Utd : 30/05/2015 11:12:01
|How Many More Names?
» West Ham : 30/05/2015 10:38:00
|Sidney FC vs Tottenham Hotspur
» Spurs : 30/05/2015 10:30:00