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Abou Diaby ruled out for NINE months with torn anterior cruciate ligament

Diaby ruled out for NINE months after injury-plagued Arsenal midfielder suffers torn anterior cruciate ligament in training

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Lucas thought career was over after injuries at Liverpool

Liverpool star Lucas feared career could be over after injury nightmare

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UPDATED:

09:12 GMT, 22 December 2012

Lucas Leiva has admitted he feared for his career after missing almost a year through injury.

The Liverpool midfielder damaged his cruciate ligaments in a collision with Chelsea's Juan Mata before suffering a thigh strain just a few games into his comeback.

And the 25-year-old Brazilian was worried his injury nightmare would never end.

All smiles: Lucas Leiva has recovered from his injury nightmare at Liverpool

All smiles: Lucas Leiva has recovered from his injury nightmare at Liverpool

'My first injury was a huge blow, but the second simply left me shattered,' he said in an interview published in Brazil.

'It was hard to take. You couldn’t help questioning if there was something wrong with my body.

'I thought “When is this going to end”.

'It goes without saying that I feared for the consequences for my career.'

Raring to go: Lucas hopes to help Liverpool improve their performances

Raring to go: Lucas hopes to help Liverpool improve their performances

Now fully recovered, Lucas is desperate to play his part in helping Liverpool climb the league.

'It’s a new beginning,' he added. 'After almost a year away, all I can think about is to play as many games as I can and gradually get back into form.

'It will be important for my confidence. I must not rush things but I am really eager to get back, especially after a lot of things changed at the club.'

Nemanja Vidic back for Manchester United against Sunderland

Vidic boost for Fergie as Man United captain returns after three months on sidelines

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UPDATED:

15:49 GMT, 14 December 2012

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits question marks will remain over Nemanja Vidic's fitness until the Serbian proves he has fully recovered from two lots of knee surgery.

Vidic has played just 13 times since injuring his calf in the opening Barclays Premier League game of last season at West Brom.

After spending two months on the sidelines, Vidic was only eight games into his comeback when he ruptured his cruciate ligaments during a Champions League game in Basle that ended his entire campaign.

Boost: Nemanja Vidic is back in the Manchester United squad to face Sunderland

Boost: Nemanja Vidic is back in the Manchester United squad to face Sunderland

The 31-year-old resisted the
temptation to rush back earlier than expected so he would be fully
recovered in time for pre-season.

However, just five games in, he reported discomfort in his knee which condemned Vidic to undergo more surgery.

Now the Serbian is back for Saturday's Premier League encounter with Sunderland.

But, recalling the nightmare Gary
Neville had after having his ankle broken against Bolton in 2007,
Ferguson accepts Vidic's fitness cannot be taken for granted just yet.

'Getting an injury is an issue for
players going into their late 20s and early 30s because they start to
wonder how many years they've got left,' said Ferguson.

'For instance, Gary Neville was 32 when he got his injury and he never really recovered from it.

'He had recurring injuries – it was
his calf, then it was his groin, then it was his hamstring, his ankle,
it was just a catalogue of injury after injury simply because at that
age recovery is a bit more difficult.'

Ferguson has yet to decide whether Vidic will start against Sunderland.

However, with the Christmas campaign looming, there are lots of matches for the defender to get involved in.

And Ferguson has no doubt the former Red Star Belgrade man can make a positive contribution.

'We hope we've given him the proper
rehabilitation,' said Ferguson. 'He's not had a lot of football so it is
an issue, but we're hoping he sails through.

Eyes on the prize: Wayne Rooney (centre) looks focused as the United players train at Carrington

Eyes on the prize: Wayne Rooney (centre) looks focused as the United players train at Carrington

'There will be opportunities for him because he brings that great experience, that warrior type of defending he's for.

'I don't know whether I will start
him tomorrow but at least we have him back and given the number of
injuries we've had to defenders over the last two or three years, it's a
bonus for us.'

Meanwhile, Ferguson also confirmed Shinji Kagawa would begin training with the first-team again after a two-month absence.

However, Jonny Evans has been ruled out of the Sunderland match with a hamstring injury.

'I felt it would be a problem for Jonny at the start of the second half last week,' said Ferguson.

Ferguson also confirmed Shinji Kagawa would begin training with the first-team again after a two-month absence.

However, Jonny Evans has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

'I felt it would be a problem for Jonny at the start of the second half last week,' said Ferguson.

Ferguson insists revenge will not be a factor for his side this weekend.

The United camp were irritated at the way Sunderland fans reacted so gleefully when Sergio Aguero scored his injury-time winner at the Etihad Stadium to earn Manchester City the title last term.

After beating Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, the Red Devils players were still on the pitch when Aguero's strike went in.

Fun and games: Forwards Javier Hernandez (left) and Danny Welbeck have a laugh during training on Friday

Fun and games: Forwards Javier Hernandez (left) and Danny Welbeck have a laugh during training on Friday

At the time, Ferguson was unhappy, whilst Wayne Rooney said in his autobiography that Sunderland was a fixture he would be looking out for more keenly than usual this term.

However, it seems that will not be part of the Scot's team talk.

'It was disappointing given the number of players we have given them down the years, but there was no malice in it and there is no element of revenge,' said Ferguson.

'Winning the game is more important for us given what we achieved last week.

'Now we really need to kick on and make sure we retain our lead at the top of the league.'

The hosts will be strongly fancied to beat a Black Cats outfit who have struggled so badly this term.

Quick feet: Ashley Young follows Rooney's lead as the United players prepare for the visit of Sunderland

Quick feet: Ashley Young follows Rooney's lead as the United players prepare for the visit of Sunderland

Only a home win over Reading on Tuesday allowed Sunderland to scramble out of the bottom three.

However, Ferguson does not believe manager Martin O'Neill deserves the stick he has been getting.

'There was a question asked of Martin last week about whether he still had self-belief that was absolutely ridiculous,' said Ferguson.

'This is a guy who won three times in Scotland, reached the UEFA Cup final and League Cup final with Leicester.

'It was an insult to ask him a question like that because he is an outstanding manager.'

John Terry on course for rapid return from injury

Terry set for Chelsea return within weeks after rapid recovery from nasty-looking knee injury

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UPDATED:

20:51 GMT, 27 November 2012

Chelsea defender John Terry is on course to make a speedy recovery from his knee injury and could be fit in time to play in the FIFA World Club Cup next month.

The Blues skipper suffered a nasty-looking injury during Chelsea’s draw against Liverpool two weeks ago.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez slipped while running at Terry and fell awkwardly on the 31-year-old’s leg.

Speedy: John Terry trained before Manchester City's visit to Stamford Bridge at the weekend

Speedy: John Terry trained before Manchester City's visit to Stamford Bridge at the weekend

But the former England international only sustained minor damage to the medial cruciate ligament in his right knee, even though it was initially believed Terry could have been out for the season.

The centre back has made rapid progress since being carried off during the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have confirmed that he could be fit by next month.

According to the Evening Standard, Terry told friends that he was happy with his recovery rate after taking part in a training session before the visit of Manchester City on Sunday.

Terry is set to miss tomorrow's west London derby against Fulham but there is a remote possibility that he may be in contention for the West Ham game on Saturday or Chelsea’s final Champions League group game against Nordsjaelland next week.

Terry is keen to be back in the squad as quickly as possible to help Rafa Benitez get the Blues’ season back on track.

Roberto Di Matteo was sacked last week after a downturn in the team's form, which culminated in a 3-0 defeat against Juventus last week, leaving them on the brink of elimination from the Champions League.

New regime: Chelsea fans voiced their anger over the appointment of Rafa Benitez this weekend

New regime: Chelsea fans voiced their anger over the appointment of Rafa Benitez this weekend

Turning the tides: Benitez hopes to improve the Blues' form

Turning the tides: Benitez hopes to improve the Blues' form

When fit again, Terry is likely to slip back into the heart of Chelsea’s defence. Benitez’s first game in charge, a drab 0-0 draw with Manchester City, yielded the European champions’ first clean sheet in 11 games.

The Spanish manager was booed by the home crowd who were dissatisfied with the knee-jerk sacking of Di Matteo, who guided Chelsea to lift the FA Cup as well as the Champions League last season.

Benitez’s compatriot Juan Mata knows how much work Chelsea have ahead of them to win more silverware this campaign.

He said: ‘The next few months will be crucial in every competition. We want the best for Chelsea and, as we did when [Andre] Villas-Boas was sacked and Robbie came, we will work hard with Rafa Bentez, our new manager.’

Nasty: Terry's injury looked serious after an accidental collision with Liverpool's Luis Suarez (top)

Nasty: Terry's injury looked serious after an accidental collision with Liverpool's Luis Suarez (top)

Wayne Hennessey suffers second cruciate injury

Hennessey faces race to be fit for NEXT season after tearing cruciate again

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UPDATED:

22:25 GMT, 14 November 2012

Wayne Hennessey has suffered a major setback after tearing the repair on his cruciate ligament and now faces a race to be fit for the start of next season.

Wales’ first-choice keeper underwent initial surgery on the damage seven months ago and had played in three reserves’ matches for Wolves.

But he broke down in training on Monday and Wolves’ head of medical, Phil Hayward, said: 'Of all the players to have had such a surgery, Wayne has to have been one of the least likely to sustain another one.

Blow: Wayne Hennessey has suffered his second cruciate ligament injury

Blow: Wayne Hennessey has suffered his second cruciate ligament injury

'It’s difficult to find an explanation as to why this occurred as the surgeon was delighted with his progress.

'However, there is a small rate of failure and Wayne has found himself among this unlucky few.

'He will see the surgeon in the coming days when a decision is made regarding his recovery.'

Shock: Stale Solbakken will be without his goalkeeper until next season

Shock: Stale Solbakken will be without his goalkeeper until next season

The keeper is likely to be out for up to nine months with a recurrence of the injury, leaving him facing a battle to prove his fitness before next August’s kick-off.

He said: 'It is just one of those freak things. There’s no use dwelling on it. I’m just concentrating on getting fit again. I’ve done it once and I’ll do it again.'

John Terry injury latest: Chelsea relief as scan reveals NO ligament damage but captain is still out for at least two weeks

Chelsea relief as Terry scan reveals NO ligament damage but captain is still out for at least two weeks

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UPDATED:

16:44 GMT, 12 November 2012

The scan on John Terry's right knee has revealed no ligament damage.

The Chelsea captain will be out for a minimum of a fortnight but he could face a six-week lay-off after a horrific collision with Luis Suarez.

Sportsmail has learned that the club will not know for certain until the swelling on his right leg has calmed down, but both the player and Chelsea officials are hugely relieved at the news.

A club statement read: 'Today's MRI scans on John Terry's right knee thankfully show no significant damage to the cruciate ligaments.

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Horror clash: Terry was taken off injured after a collision with Luis Suarez

Horror clash: Terry was taken off injured after a collision with Luis Suarez

Horror clash: Terry was taken off injured after a collision with Luis Suarez

Fears: It was thought that Terry's season could have been over

Fears: It was thought that Terry's season could have been over

'Chelsea Football Club's medical team
will conduct further tests over the next two or three days once the
swelling has subsided to determine how long John will be out, but it
will be a matter of weeks not months.'

Terry, at the time, thought he had
seriously damaged his knee, but medics have confirmed that he was
fortunate that both his feet were not planted and that appears to have
saved his season.

The 31-year-old's knee hyper-extended but not to the extent that his ligaments were stretched or torn.

A source close to the former England
captain this afternoon revealed that doctors estimate it will take two
days for the swelling to subside and only then can a full diagnosis be
made.

Scan: Terry was seen on crutches walking across the pitch after the game

Scan: Terry was seen on crutches walking across the pitch after the game

An accidental clash with Suarez during the 1-1 draw with Liverpool left Terry clutching his right knee in agony and he was carried off amid fears his season was over.

Terry
was seen looking relaxed and smiling before he left the stadium on
Sunday night on crutches and wearing a protective knee brace.

Chelsea
manager Roberto Di Matteo had expressed the fear that his captain had
suffered serious knee ligament damage after heading his team ahead with
the 50th goal of his club career.

The
draw means Chelsea have taken two points from three games and trail
Premier League leaders Manchester United by three points.

Terry, playing for the first time since his four-match ban for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, started alongside Branislav Ivanovic because David Luiz had tonsillitis.

Suarez salvaged what Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers called ‘a terrific point’ with his 11th goal in 16 games.

Di Matteo said: ‘It was a poor goal to concede. Ramires was with Suarez and he pushed him away to create that bit of space for himself. Sometimes the refs notice.’ Sometimes they don’t.

Off to a flyer: Terry scored the opening goal on Sunday afternoon

Off to a flyer: Terry scored the opening goal on Sunday afternoon

Later, on Twitter, Suarez said: ‘Hugs to Terry, I hope it’s nothing serious.’

Liverpool extended their unbeaten run to six Premier League games but they are still in the bottom half.

‘We need one or two more players,’ said Rodgers.

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Nemanja Vidic out until end of December

Blow for United as skipper Vidic ruled out until Christmas with knee injury

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15:50 GMT, 2 November 2012

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UPDATED:

15:59 GMT, 2 November 2012

United skipper Nemanja Vidic is likely to be sidelined until the festive period.

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed to MUTV that he does not expect his commanding centre-back to return to action until late December.

Missing man: Nemanja Vidic won't play again until December

Missing man: Nemanja Vidic won't play again until December

After recovering from a cruciate ligament injury sustained in last year's Champions League exit at Basel, the Serbian suffered another knee problem that required surgery.

'I think we're talking around December for Vidic,' Ferguson said. 'Maybe around Christmas time.'

Sunderland to offer James McFadden deal

Injury-plagued McFadden set for short-term deal at Sunderland after impressive trial

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UPDATED:

10:04 GMT, 1 October 2012

New club: James McFadden

New club: James McFadden

Former Everton and Birmingham forward James McFadden is closing in on a move to Sunderland.

The Scotland international has impressed Martin O'Neill while on trial in the north west and looks set to be offered terms.

The 29-year-old is a free agent following his release from a second short-term stint at Goodison Park, and he watched Sunderland beat Wigan in the recent Premier League match at the Stadium of Light.

Speaking afterwards, O'Neill, who was only able to register 21 of the 25 said: 'We'll see how it goes but he has done well and we’ll talk.'

McFadden has played 48 times for his country and scored the winner in their recent history's most famous triumph against France in 2007.

However, following a cruciate knee ligament injury while at Birmingham, the Scot has failed to hold down a regular place either at St Andrews or back at Everton, where he appeared just seven times last season.

He spent the summer training with Motherwell, earning a contract offer which he rejected in favour of staying south of the border.

Louis Saha and Carlos Cuellar have already moved to the club while out of contract.

Nemanja Vidic and Antonio Valencia injured for Manchester United

EXCLUSIVE: Valencia on crutches as Vidic is ruled out for two months

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UPDATED:

21:58 GMT, 25 September 2012

Manchester United have been dealt another blow after captain Nemanja Vidic was ruled out for eight weeks following a knee operation as Antonio Valencia left the club’s Carrington training ground on crutches.

Valencia’s right foot is in a protective boot while United’s medical staff continue to assess the injury he suffered in Sunday’s victory at Liverpool.

The winger is understood to have been hurt winning the penalty which decided the game at Anfield, even though Liverpool’s Glen Johnson accused him of diving.

Nightmare: Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out until the end of November

Nightmare: Nemanja Vidic has been ruled out until the end of November

KEY MAN VIDIC

Without Nemanja Vidic, United’s win percentage in the Premier League drops by nearly 10 per cent. They have won 74 per cent with their captain and 65 per cent without him. They are also 30 per cent more likely to concede a goal in a game.

The loss of Vidic leaves United with only two first-choice centre-halves in Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans, with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones recovering from surgery. It will also raise questions over the condition of Vidic’s right knee, as it is the same joint the 30-year-old injured in a Champions League tie with Basel last December, keeping him out for nine months.

Sportsmail revealed then that the severity of Vidic’s injury — he damaged medial and lateral ligaments as well as rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament — was rare. It appears that the Serb has suffered complications five games into his comeback.

Blow: Antonio Valencia (centre) left United's training ground on crutches

Blow: Antonio Valencia (centre) left United's training ground on crutches

A club statement read: ‘Nemanja Vidic has had a meniscus operation on his right knee and will be out for around eight weeks. Sir Alex, as a precautionary measure, rested Vidic at the weekend, after he complained of tightness in his knee, however, further medical investigation revealed the underlying problem.’

Vidic, will now miss four of United’s five remaining Champions League group games and at least eight Premier League fixtures.

Ferguson will have Smalling and Jones
back in the next six weeks but for now must rely on Evans — who has
played three United games since foot surgery — while ensuring he does
not put too much strain on Ferdinand’s long-standing back problem.

The 32-year-old is set to be rested for Wednesday’s Capital One Cup tie against Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Darren Fletcher will make his first senior start in 10 months and Wayne Rooney is back in contention.

Big job: Rio Ferdinand (centre) will have a new partner in central defence

Big job: Rio Ferdinand (centre) will have a new partner in central defence

Mahamadou Diarra could miss rest of season

Jol fears influential midfielder Diarra could miss most of season with knee injury

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UPDATED:

16:54 GMT, 20 September 2012

Crocked: Diarra

Crocked: Diarra

Fulham fear Mahamadou Diarra could be ruled out for the majority of the season, manager Martin Jol admitted on Thursday.

Jol revealed the potential extent of the injury Diarra suffered making his return from international exile with Mali this month.

The 31-year-old, who had not played for his country for more than a year, damaged his left knee and was forced to miss Fulham's 3-0 Barclays Premier League win over West Brom last weekend.

Jol confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Diarra required some form of surgery and would miss at least another three weeks.

But if it transpires he has damaged his cruciate ligament, he could be out for up to five months.

Jol, who was expecting to learn the true extent of the damage next week, said: 'There's a little piece of cartilage floating in his knee, so we have to operate that in any case, and that can be three or four weeks.

'But if there is damage to his cruciate ligament, for example, it will take a lot longer.

'It will take him three, four, five months at least.'

That would be a huge blow to Fulham,
whose lack of cover in midfield was demonstrated by the signing of
Greece veteran Giorgos Karagounis after the transfer window closed.

That followed the summer departures of the likes of Clint Dempsey, Mousa Dembele, Danny Murphy and Dickson Etuhu.

Jol was forced to play defender Chris
Baird alongside Steve Sidwell in midfield against West Brom and will do
so again in Saturday's game at Wigan.

Waiting game: Jol does not know how long the midfielder will be out for

Waiting game: Jol does not know how long the midfielder will be out for

The Dutchman added: 'Hopefully, we will
stay fit. The advantage is that we don't have to play in Europe. But if
Bairdy or Sidwell would get an injury then we could end up with a slight
problem.'

Baird's secondment has also left Jol with a defensive headache after he revealed Philippe Senderos was still not ready to step up his comeback from a broken foot by playing for the reserves.

'He needs maybe two weeks to come back and be match fit,' Jol said.

'Baird, of course, plays in midfield now, so I need Philippe as soon as possible.'

Jol will still be without Kieron Richardson (hip), Kerim Frei (pelvis) and Ashkan Dejagah (match fitness) this weekend, although he expected the former to resume training next week.

There was better news on the injury front for Bryan Ruiz and Mladen Petric, both of whom were declared fit to return at the DW Stadium.

And Jol also revealed Ruiz and former Wigan star Hugo Rodallega were vying for a place in his starting line-up alongside new hero Dimitar Berbatov.

'I don't tell anyone the line-up before matches but that is the big decision we have to make,' he said ahead of an away game which could reveal a lot about Fulham's prospects this season.

Headache: Any more injuries will leave Martin Jol in a tight spot

Headache: Any more injuries will leave Martin Jol in a tight spot

Having won both their home matches and lost all three of their away games so far – including a Carling Cup shock at Sheffield Wednesday – the Cottagers are in danger of slipping back into their old habit of being a soft touch on their travels.

Jol cited injuries as being largely to blame and insisted his squad were capable of improving on their four away wins from last season.

He said: 'We managed just four wins last year and a couple of draws. That was not good but it wasn't bad either. If we manage to get five or six away wins, I think we will do well.'