Injuries have ended some of the best careers in the world and that could be the way Newcastle United defender Curtis Good is going after he suffered yet another injury scare this week.
Playing and captaining the Newcastle U23 side during a game against Reading, Good was stretchered off in what looks like another low point in what has been a tough few years for the 24-year-old.
The Australian international’s United career has been dogged by bad luck and injuries since he arrived from Melbourne Heart on a long contract back in 2013 and his development has been stunted because of his time spent on the medic’s table.
He’s only featured twice for the Magpies since he made the move to the North East five years ago and in the whole of his professional career, he’s managed just over 40 appearances so far, which for a player of his age, just isn’t enough.
Newcastle United have invested heavily in recent years and Good is at real risk of being left behind as Rafa Benitez continues to build a side that can cut it when they’re promoted back to the Premier League.
For the former Melbourne man, it is surely time to ask the question, is this going to be able to continue?
Granted, a move away from St James’ Park when fully fit might be healthy but, like some pros, he just might not have the makeup needed to make it at the top level, despite the development of new medical technology over the past few years.
Sometimes, it’s better to cut your losses and move on and for Curtis Good, the Newcastle first-team is still a very long way away indeed.