Previous
Cagliari
Juventus
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Hospitalet
7:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 0
Game Details
Ajax Amsterdam
Vitesse Arnhem
7:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Napoli
Parma
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Athletic Bilbao
Alcoyano
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Malaga
Deportivo La Coruña
9:00 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Next

Is a title challenge possible for Man Utd?

Manchester United
Read
By ESPN Staff

Ameobi targets early return from injury

Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is hoping to return to action in as little as two weeks' time after being fitted for a protective mask.

The 29-year-old travelled to Detroit last week for a consultation with specialist Jeremy Murray after undergoing surgery to repair his fractured cheekbone, and is now back on Tyneside and has resumed light training.

He hopes to start working with his team-mates again some time next week, and then to be available for selection quicker than was first expected.

Ameobi told the club's official website: "It all depends on the fitness. The mask is there to protect it, but I also have to get used to wearing it.

"We have to make sure that safety-wise it works, it will protect me, and that I can get the confidence in it.

"But hopefully if I can keep on working hard this week and next, then I might join in training some time next week. Then I'll probably be looking at a week to 10 days from there, so hopefully not too long.

"I'm hoping to halve the time of the recovery with this mask, so it would be good for that to be the case."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.