Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas is expected to discover the extent of his knee injury tomorrow afternoon, with Guillem Balague suggesting it could be worse than first thought.
The 21-year-old Spanish international limped out of yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool and will miss the entire festive programme.
Fabregas was unable to continue for the second half after picking up a possible knee ligament injury when he collided with Spain compatriot Xabi Alonso.
Sky Sports Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague believes the injury could mean months out, rather than a few weeks.
He told his personal website:
“Quite often, in situations like this, the player has an innate sense of how bad an injury really is and there is a real fear that Cesc has torn a cruciate ligament in his right knee – meaning he would face closer to three months, rather than three weeks, on the sidelines.”
In fairness to Alonso, he managed to visit Cesc immediately after the game to wish him well and to see how his close pal was doing.
Arsenal.com are expected to provide information on the seriousness of the injury later tomorrow afternoon.
Togolese frontman Emmanuel Adebayor will also miss Friday’s trip to Villa Park despite big doubts over his second yelow offence against Liverpool.
The actions of the Arsenal striker were clumsy at best, but replays showed there was no use of the elbow.
Don’t forget, you can follow all the build-up towards Friday’s game with Villa here at Gooner Talk – the no.1 site for all things Arsenal.
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