Injury Blues – Yet Again

Oh my. The gremlins up the roof supports of the Grove are at it again, cackling away and pointing derisively at our continued misfortune. It appears that Robin van Persie will be out for six weeks or so with the ankle injury he picked up at Ewood Park. We’re still awaiting news on how serious Theo Walcott’s turned ankle picked up in England’s 3-1 European Championship qualifier win against Switzerland in St Jakob Park in Basel. Kieran Gibbs was unused substitute for England.
Cesc Fàbregas played just under the hour for Spain in their friendly against Argentina in the Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires. Spain were belted 4-1. As I write this blog he’ll be having breakfast before preparing to head to the Argentine capital’s Ezeiza international airport for his return flight to Europe about now. He should be back in London tomorrow.
If you believe Thomas Vermaelen (who played the full ninety minutes for Belgium in their 3-2 loss to Turkey in Istanbul) he’d much rather be heading back to Barcelona. I just hope the bloke can get his head right and back into propelling us forward for the rest of this season at least. His performances for us so far this season have been indifferent.
Carlos Vela played the last fifteen minutes as a substitute for Mexico in their 1-0 win over Columbia in the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. Tomáš Rosický played the full game for the Czech Republic in their shock 1-0 loss at home to Lithuania in Prague. Andrey Arshavin played the whole game for Russia in their 1-0 home loss to Slovakia in Moscow.
Let’s hope we have no further injury headaches ahead of the visit of the Trotters to the Grove on Saturday. At some stage we surely must get a break from the constant stream of injuries? I’ve been saying that for two years now mind!
Keep the faith!

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