. receiving encouraging news on the knee injury sustained at Wigan last Sunday.
The horror tackle on him from Callum McManaman, which has caused much debate throughout the week between the two clubs and beyond, has not left the sort of damage Newcastle feared.
NUFC statement read: "We can confirm that results of the latest scan on Massadio Haidara show the player has very fortunately escaped any significant bone or ligament damage.
"We are very pleased that the extent of his injury is less severe than first feared and is limited to bruising to the bone and soft tissue damage. Depending on the speed of his recovery he should be fit to play again in early April.
"Massadio will continue to be assessed over the coming days. He has been very lucky that he has not suffered more serious injury and this positive diagnosis in no way lessens the club's views with regard to the severity of the tackle from which it resulted."
Source: Newcastle United Mad