Newcastle’s Haidara Out For The Rest Of The Season After Surgery

Newcastle has been hit with a fresh injury setback after Massaido Haidara had a surgery on his knee, set to keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

The French left-back was carried off on a stretcher during last month’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa.

The 25-year-old’s absence leaves Newcastle with an injury crisis at the back ahead of the Tyneside Derby at struggling Sunderland on 5 April, as skipper Fabricio Collocini is suspended and the pair of Steven Taylor and Paul Dummett are likewise ruled out for the rest of the season.

Massadio Heidara Ruled Out for the Rest of the 2014-15 Season. Image: Getty.
Massadio Heidara Ruled Out for the Rest of the 2014-15 Season. Image: Getty.

Haidara joined Newcastle from French Ligue 1 outfit Nancy in January 2013.