Santon undergoes knee treatment

Newcastle full-back Davide Santon was in London on Monday to have fluid exhausted from his injured knee in an effort to avoid surgery. The 20-year-old Italian, who had been in line to make his first-team debut for the club at Aston Villa on Saturday, smashed his right knee is training last week, and there were fears that he could be missing for a month.

However, manager Alan Pardew is charge his fingers crossed that he could return to training within days. He said: "He has gone to London and will have his knee exhausted of a little bit of fluid that's on it, and then we are hoping that he will train.”If that doesn't work, most likely at some stage, we will have to look at some keyhole surgery in there to make sure that this fluid doesn't appear again."

Santon's absence is a blow for Pardew, who signed him from Inter Milan to replace Jose Enrique following the Spaniard's move to Liverpool. Utility man Ryan Taylor has been substantial in at left-back, but it remains to be seen whether he gets a rest for Tuesday night's Carling Cup third-round trip to Nottingham Forest. Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa, who has not played a spirited game for the club in almost a year, will figure at the City ground.

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