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No serious injury for Haidara

Newcastle United have confirmed that defender Massadio Haidara has escaped serious injury after last weekend's controversial tackle with Callum McManaman.

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Newcastle confirm no serious injury for Haidara

Defender Massadio Haidara had to be stretchered off during last weekend's game Credit: Steve Drew/EMPICS Sport

Newcastle United have confirmed that this week's big football story may have a happy ending.

The club have announced that Massadio Haidara has escaped serious injury following a dangerous tackle by Wigan Athletic player Callum McManaman last Sunday.

The Frenchman could be back in action early next month.

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