posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 04:33 PM
Newcastle boss Graeme Souness was today anxiously awaiting news on Nicky Butt after the midfielder broke down in training. The England international,
who celebrates his 30th birthday on Friday, could be sidelined for months if the troublesome hamstring problem which has kept him out of the last 11
games requires surgery.
Butt's setback yesterday comes as a major blow as he was close to a return to action for Sunday's Barclays Premiership trip to Arsenal. Souness is
keeping his fingers crossed that an operation will not be necessary, but the niggling injury has hampered the former Manchester United player ever
since his 2.5m switch to St James' Park during the summer and the omens are not good.