Thursday, March 8, 2007

Injuries Resulting from European Champions League

First of all i would like to congratulate the EPL Clubs that made it to the Quarter finals of European Champions League.The teams that qualified were

  • Chelsea
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester United
These teams made sure that the majority of quarter finals were English Clubs. These English teams played their champions league matches at the cost of some injuries.

Arsenal Injury Woes Continues

The major injury is to the French international Thieiry Henry who plays for Gunners.Arsenal not only saw their exit from Champions league but also saw their Captain suffering a stomach cum Groin injury. Arsene Wenger confirmed his injury after the match against the Dutch Leaders.This injury can well keep Henry out the premiership throughout this season.The chances of him playing for Arsenal is very low this season.

United running out of Forwards

Another French striker who suffered injury was Luis Saha.This Red Devils striker could well be out for 4 weeks.He has got a Hamstring injury.Fergusun said "Louis will be missing for four weeks, although with hamstrings you can never be sure exactly how long they will be out. Ole will not be available until March 31, Darren Fletcher is out for two months and now Henrik is leaving us. It has been a bad week, apart from the results."

Another french International who suffered injury was Micheal Silvestre .Victory came at a price for United as Mikael Silvestre was carried off on a stretcher with a suspected dislocated shoulder."It is not looking good for Mikael at all," said Ferguson. "At first we thought he had broken his arm but now it seems it is a dislocation."

With Saha and Ole out for the month United are clearly running out of strikers. Fergusun will have more problems once Larsson leave Old Trafford .With Alan Smith returning from a long injury Rooney and Smith will be the striker for Manchester for this month.

Chelsea injury Concern

Chelsea Captain suffered a big injury during the Carling Cup final Against Arsenal.Jose did not play him in the match against Porto. His participation in the FA Cup semi finals is also not so sure.John Terry got a nasty blow in the head from the Arsenal giant Diaby in the Carling Cup Final.

There are no Premier League matches scheduled this weekend.As FA Cup matches are ahead on 10th and 11th more injuries can be expected.

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