Thursday, March 10, 2011

Premier League Injury Update

Steven Gerrard has been bothered by a recurring groin problem for a month and a half now, and reports say that he possibly could need surgery to help recovery. If he does require surgery, he could be out for the rest of the season. Kenny Dalglish had this to say; "For Steven and us it's a niggling problem to which we have to find a solution." It seems to be only a slight problem, with Gerrard being rested until fully fit.

During Everton's Wednesday draw with Birmingham City, Arteta was subbed off in the 10th minute because of a hamstring injury. After assessing the injury, Everton's manager David Moyes said, "It's too early to say, I'm not sure but I'm guessing he will be out for a few weeks." This is another important player injured for Everton, with Phil Neville also falling to a hamstring injury.

During their Champions' League loss to Barcelona, Arsenal's young keeper Wojciech Szczesny had dislocated his finger after stopping a free kick. Arsene Wenger wasn't able to determine how long Szczesny will be out; "He is out for a while, for how long? I couldn’t tell you." This is the second keeper injured for the Gunners, with Lukasz Fabianski out with a shoulder injury. Wenger will look to sign a player on loan to cover for new number-one keeper, Manuel Almunia.

Also during Arsenal's match with Barca, Cesc Fabregas again injured his hamstring, being subbed off late in the game. He should be out for the next two games, according to Wenger; "[Fabregas], no. He had a recurrence of his hamstring problem and he will be out for the next game. Maybe for the next two games." This means he will miss Arsenal's crucial FA Cup tie with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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