Thursday, April 23, 2009

Quick Throw: Obafemi sacrifices body for EPL's sacrificial lamb

With Newcastle in the grip of a relegation fight that they'll probably lose*, striker Obafemi Martins has done something rather brave: he's postponing a much-needed groin surgery to try and help them stay up. Never mind that he could suffer long-term damage as a result... I mean, the only healthy striker for the Magpies right now is Michael Owen, so they need all the help they can get.

He won't play every single minute, but will try his best to contribute off the bench wherever possible.

Best of luck, Oba.

[Guardian Sport]

PS. I completely forgot that Martins played for Inter Milan. A real head-scratcher, that.

*(sorry folks, every few years, the EPL has to sacrifice one of its bigger soccer markets in order to satisfy the headline-writers... can't just keep yo-yoing West Brom, after all)

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