Knee op rules Newcastle’s Massadio Haidara out for season – report

INJURED ... Massadio Haidara.
INJURED ... Massadio Haidara.

NEWCASTLE United defender Massadio Haidara will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery, according to a report.

FIFA.com claims the French left-back underwent the operation on his right knee in Lyon, and it will sideline him until the summer.

The Gazette reported earlier this week that Haidara could be out until May with the injury.

His absence leaves Newcastle short of defenders, with Fabricio Coloccini banned, and Paul Dummett and Steven Taylor injured.