Atsu underwent surgery back in April following two seasons of recurring knee problems which have plagued his career on Tyneside so far. As a result he missed the entirety of the pre-season and has been slow getting back up to the pace of Premier League life.
Speaking frankly about the situation, t
“I am still getting my fitness back to where I want it to be.
Step by step, day by day. Things are getting better pic.twitter.com/SsDfOOB0eu— Christian Atsu (@ChristianAtsu20) 25 June 2018
The 26-year-old has only made one start for Newcastle this campaign, which came in a home defeat to Leicester back in September.
The midfielder is currently on international duty with Ghana preparing for Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Ethiopia. Following the international break, he will return to club football when Newcastle play Burnley next up in the Premier League.
Source : 90min