Forgotten Socceroo Curtis Good has received positive injury news amid fears of another long-term stint on the sidelines after limping off playing for Newcastle’s Under-23s last week.
Good, who turned 24 last month, hobbled off early in the second half as Newcastle lost 1-0 to Reading in the Premier League Cup quarter-finals on Monday last week.
There had been fears the former Melbourne Heart defender had aggravated his previous hip injury which kept him out of action for almost two years.
Newcastle’s Under-23’s boss Peter Beardsley revealed the positive news for Good, who has been linked with a move to Melbourne City next season.
“With Curtis it’s nothing to do with the old injury,” Beardsley told the Chronicle Live.
“He might even be back for the Middlesbrough game (on Friday 21 April).
“It was a groin injury and previously it was his hip, but there’s nothing wrong with his hip now.”
Good has only made two first-team appearances for Newcastle since joining the club on a six-year deal in 2012.
The one-time Socceroo has been plagued by injuries during his time at St James’ Park and spent time on loan at Bradford City and Dundee United.
He has shaken off his injury woes this term and played regularly for Newcastle’s Under-23s and had sought another loan switch in January to get first-team football.