I feel for Newcastle fans as the club paid lot of money to rescue Owen from Real Madrid, yet he ended up playing probably more for England than Newcastle. I read some Toon fans suggested in BBC that Owen likes to fake his injuries. Of course it's not. I don't think Owen himself enjoys undergone operations than the long and hard recovering road again and again. The reason for Owen's latest injury IMO is because he was rushed back to play for England. Note that he was out for a season before his come back, ideally u want to slowly get him back into full fitness. Newcastle been doing their best not wanting to rush thing for Owen. Yet big Mac, who's desperated to save his own a*s with England, he had to rush Owen back. And in truth, Owen's performance for England the previous two matches proved that he's indeed the most IMPORTANT player for England. It's no coincidence England had the worst run of result WITHOUT Owen. With as much hype surrounded by his England teammates, such as Rooney, Lampard, Owen is the one who always get the job done.... for England. But is this fair for Newcastle? Afterall, it's Newcastle who paid him the wage. When Owen is out injuried, they are still paying him. Or the English FA paying him too? I don't think so. For the sake of Owen's career in a long run, I hope the next time England won't rush him back. Or at least English FA should allow the clubs to say no when a call up for one of their player under "certain circumstance", such as the case of Owen. Michael is on the way to become England's all time leading goalscorer. But if he keeps suffering injuries like that, I fear he's also on the way to see his career ended prematurely. By the way, I am not a Newcastle fan.