Friday, 13 November 2009

Injury Update 13/11/09


Is there an end in sight yet for Rio Ferdinand's injury woe? 

Perhaps, but only perhaps, because The Guardian reports that the Manchester United defender has 'seen a specialist about his back issues and been placed on a new course of treatment to try to spare him a significant lay-off.'

The newspaper says that Ferdinand has been given an injection with a course of pain-killing jabs to follow but that 'the latest treatment, however, is regarded as "non-guarantee" and Ferdinand will be monitored closely to see how his body reacts before it is decided when he can resume full training.'

And if that wasn't disconcerting enough...

'He has been warned it may be several weeks before he is able to return to the team, or potentially longer if there is no improvement, and there are serious concerns about the length of time it is taking to diagnose exactly what is troubling him.

'His dedication is not being questioned at Old Trafford but there is genuine concern that he might be reaching a point in his career where the wear and tear on his body makes the most expensive defender in the world a player in decline.'

Chelsea's Frank Lampard, on the other hand, is making a fast recovery from the thigh injury that may or may not have been caused by the FA flying England to the Middle East in economy style.

While a couple of newspapers on Friday morning predicted that he would be out of action for eight weeks and a couple said he'd be sidelined for six weeks, England boss Fabio Capello says it might not even be half as long as that.

"I think he will be out for two or three weeks," said Capello. "It is a little problem with his muscle."

Capello rejected suggestions the plane on which they flew to the Middle East was to blame for the problem.

"It is the same plane (we used to fly to) Trinidad and Kazakhstan," he said.

Birmingham striker Garry O'Connor is set to miss around four months and is likely to need another operation because of complications arising from his groin injury, manager Alex McLeish has revealed.

The 26-year-old had an operation on a groin problem last season but that has now caused problems with the player's hip.

McLeish told "In all likelihood, the big 'un has got to go for an operation and we could be talking three to four months."



sunny said...

For how long has Billy been suspended? Will he be available against ManUtd?

Kellz said...

Billy is suspended for both Utd and Hull, but certainly he will miss the Utd game. Check to be sure

Maxer said...

altho they have doublegame, i'm off the everton bandwagon for week 12.. the match with mu and the uncertainty/rotation of some players makes me worry to pick any of their players apart from saha (if it necessary to free some cash and change my formation from 343 to 352)..

anyway, my current team look like this..

verm, givet, paintsil
fab, dempsey, barmby, moko
drog, rvp, zamora

other possible upgrades.. etherington, duff, dunn..

downgrades (if necessary).. myhill to robbo.. zamora to saha.. paintsil/givet to heiti/sonko..

verm (50-50 that i might drop him if another poor performance after week 12)..
fab & rvp.. excellent player every week.. points machine against stronger team..
drog.. best players currently in yff.. undropable..

dempsey.. great performance.. take pk.. and currently at the height of his performance.. the doublegame is a bonus.. hopefully doubled his average scores..


Ban said...

how about Louis Saha?

Anonymous said...

Is Myhill fit for the coming games?


Bradley said...

Consider the source, but there's a report Drogba has a broken rib and will be out for three weeks:

If true, that YC Drogba was hit with for getting kicked in the ribs looks even more ridiculous.

Dave said...

A very interesting note: Zhirkov started for Russia (v. Slovenia), looking to be at left mid. Even managed a SOT so far. So it seems he is fit. With Cashley Cole hurt, does Zhirkov get a game at left fullback next round?? Against Wolves might be a good way to ease him in...

Alex said...

OK, say Drogba was out for three weeks, can I ask, who would drop him?

Thats assuming you have him at big discount.

Bradley said...

RvP stretchered off vs. Italy. Looks like some kind of ankle problem. Hopefully it's nothing serious.

Bradley said...

Hopefully thorough exams will provide better news, but preliminary indications are that RvP could be out 2 months with torn ankle ligaments:

Dave said...

If it is confirmed that Drog is indeed out for 3 weeks, I think I would drop him. Not only out, but perhaps a game or two to regain his form. No sense hanging on for three weeks of 0 points, especially as he is due to leave in January for the ACN. Yes, it will hurt, but there are solid options in his price range. 3 weeks of nothing from that slot may be too much to handle.

Of course, will wait for confirmation before the next YFF round.

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