After bad news . and even MORE bad news . has the tide turned?Hatem Ben Arfa will be playing again by March! The surgeon that operated on the winger is full of confidence. French doctor Eric Rolland: "He had to undergo a second surgical procedure in November. "There was a problem that could have become infected and stopped the bones from setting. "We had to sort it out as an emergency. He is out of danger, though, and it won't delay his return to competition. "People from Newcastle have been told about this. They were in contact with us at the time and are still in contact now. "If each step is followed properly, the player should be able to resume playing early in March." Ben Arfa'a agent Michel Ouazine: "The hope is that Hatem will be back on the training pitch in March. "The second surgery was needed. Now it is just a matter of time. "There is no rush for him to comeback. Hatem is prepared to be patient and do things in the right way." .