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Hatem Ben Arfa: 'Don't Worry About My Injury'
Published : 08 Jul 2011 11:12:49
Hatem Ben Arfa has insisted he will be back to his best after recovering from an horrific leg break. The 24-year-old France international suffered a sickening double fracture in a challenge by Manchester City's Nigel de Jong in what was just his fourth game for the Magpies on October 3 last year. Hatem Ben Arfa: "It was a very serious injury, of course, and took a long time to recover from, but I'm 100% fit now. "A lot of my recovery was done at Clairefontaine, the French football centre, where I was under the control of the doctor who did the operation back in October. "I also came back to Newcastle for various updates with the club's medical staff here, then back to Clairefontaine to continue the recovery, and I managed to get a couple of breaks in as well because you need that to keep the morale going. "And now I'm no longer under the doctor, so all the hard work has paid off. "It was a very, very difficult few months and I'm really happy that now it's all over and I can get cracking. I'm really eager to get back."