Is Michael Owen throwing the World’s longest sickie? Is it something that he’s picked up from Jonathon ‘out with a broken eyelash’ Woodgate whilst at Real Madrid? You see, after messing his knee up, Owen has only just decide to go to the US for his operation and is set to miss most, if not all,
of this season. "I will be having the operation done in a couple of days," he told the Newcastle website.
"It’s an operation that needs to be done. I’m looking forward to it because it is a chink of light for me." The op will be carried out by renowned knee surgeon Dr Richard Steadman… sadly, it won’t be carried out by Hunter S Thompson illustrator, Ralph Steadman. I think he’s playing up meself… I mean, who’d want to play for Newcastle?