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Massadio Haidara | Defensemen

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 168

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Newcastle have been dealt a further defensive blow after it was confirmed Massadio Haidara will miss the remainder of the campaign after undergoing knee surgery in Lyon.
It was hoped that Haidara would be back in May following injections to help manage an ongoing knee complaint however the injury has not responded to treatment leaving the player with no alternative other than to go under the knife. Haidara joins defenders Paul Dummett and Steven Taylor – out for the season – while Fabricio Coloccini is currently serving a three match ban. Ahead of next weekends’ Wear / Tyne derby Newcastle will be hoping for at least one returner as Mehdi Abeid steps up his recovery from a thigh strain with Rolando Aarons [hamstring] also due to join the group on Monday. Mar 27 - 12:38 PM


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Massadio Haidara has already been ruled out by John Carver for Newcastle United's match against Arsenal this weekend as the manager is desperate to field a full squad.

It is going to be a patchwork side and perhaps a long day at the office for Newcastle United. With only one fit natural center back with any experience, the thought was that youngster Lubimor Satka would get his first start, but Carver has hinted that the "young boys aren't ready yet". Instead, we may see Daryl Janmaat moved to center and inspirational figure Jonas Gutierrez occupy a fullback position opposite Ryan Taylor or Jack Colback shift there to allow Vurnon Anita space with Moussa Sissoko in central midfield. There are limited options available to Carver, but it is still difficult to predict which direction he goes.
Mar 19 - 1:13 PM

Massadio Haidara has been ruled out of contention for Newcastle United when they travel to face Everton on Sunday.

This will mark the second league match missed by Haidara and there has been no clear timetable for his return. The left back spot can go one of two ways - with Jack Colback fit, he could potentially shift from his normal defensive midfield position and fill in, as he has top flight experience there during his days at Sunderland, or Ryan Taylor could occupy the role once again. For fantasy managers, the latter option would be ideal.
Mar 13 - 3:00 PM

Massadio Haidara suffered a setback in training and is highly unlikely to feature for Newcastle United tomorrow evening when they host Manchester United.

Davide Santon would certainly come in handy right about now. The last thing the Magpies could afford was another casualty in defense but it is looking gloomy in that respect. This would almost have to give Ryan Taylor an opportunity to start unless they call up a youth player. Taylor played the final half hour over the weekend and grabbed double digit fantasy points in the process, with no goals or assists in that total - he is a fantasy darling in any fixture. He makes for a great differential in your XI this week.
Mar 3 - 10:07 AM

Massadio Haidara has been solid contributor for Newcastle United as Alan Pardew has managed to do well with a stretched defensive unit.

Haidara has occupied the left back position for the past two matches while Paul Dummett has shifted to a center back role and even with defensive captain Fabricio Coloccini absent from the back line, the Magpies have managed to get the job done. Haidara actually outscored all other Newcastle defenders last week despite being available for a fraction of the cost in the Yahoo game. He is worth stashing and playing if you got him on the cheap, and is worth a play in plus matchups until the defense gets healthier and Pardew has to make some decisions.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Making his second straight start, defender Massadio Haidara salvaged a decent fantasy score despite Newcastle United being otherwise manhandled by Southampton in a 4-0 loss.

Haidara has been on the fringe of the Magpie XI the past couple of seasons and has been a bench-filling budget option with minimal fantasy appeal. After Paul Dummett looked to have secured the left back role when the season began, Haidara looks to have established a run in the starting lineup, providing the only bright spot in fantasy terms against the Saints. He managed a shot on target and a pair of successful crosses, promising attacking returns for a defender that can be had quite cheap.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 08:20:00 AM

Defender Massadio Haidara could only manage a half of football today on his return from a severe injury.

It is believed that Haidara pulled his hamstring. His replacement, Paul Dummett, left the match with an injury of his own. Davide Santon will be unchallenged at left back, with available to move over from the center if needed.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 11:50:00 PM

Fullback Massadio Haidara will make his long-awaited return from injury when Newcastle's U-21 side take on Fulham.

Haidara has been sidelined since last season, and Newcastle have had no cover for Davide Santon since then. His return will be a welcome addition to the Magpies' squad.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 03:44:00 PM

A hamstring injury has ruled Massadio Haidara out of France U-21 duty, but hopes to be fit for Newcastle United's pre-season training. "I am relying on being back on the first day of pre-season, ready to go again."

Haidara should expect to be second-choice to Davide Santon, but will be an important squad player for Newcastle.
Thu, May 30, 2013 10:17:00 PM