David Moyes reported that Leighton Baines strained a hamstring in this evening's 1-1 draw with Arsenal, adding to the injury problems that have blighted the Blues' season so far.
The manager mentioned the setback in his post-match interview, saying, "Leighton Baines has got a bit of a hamstring strain which is a blow to us."
The England international will likely be assessed by medical staff this week but with an injured hamstring, he is unlikely to figure in the weekend clash with Manchester City.
Moyes alsso revealed that Nikica Jelavic played the full 90 minutes despite not training all week due to flu, underscoring the lack of squad depth that threatens to undermine his side's challenge for the Premier League' top four.
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786 Posted 28/11/2012 at 23:56:03
788 Posted 29/11/2012 at 00:01:20
791 Posted 29/11/2012 at 00:06:18
BTW how stupid was Jelly when he took the through-ball when he was offside? Baines's face was a picture.
794 Posted 29/11/2012 at 00:13:59
802 Posted 29/11/2012 at 01:32:52
810 Posted 29/11/2012 at 06:04:19
We really need our best team to get anything from Man City.
Also, no mention about the Mirallas injury.
812 Posted 29/11/2012 at 06:44:52
819 Posted 29/11/2012 at 07:29:03
821 Posted 29/11/2012 at 07:36:36
822 Posted 29/11/2012 at 07:39:06
825 Posted 29/11/2012 at 08:22:02
Hope to be proved wrong!
839 Posted 29/11/2012 at 10:38:56
846 Posted 29/11/2012 at 11:51:40
847 Posted 29/11/2012 at 11:54:05
However, I don't see the link between playing out of position and making unforced errors.
860 Posted 29/11/2012 at 13:03:27
A point at City would represent a fantastic result. A point last night isn't too bad either. If we had beaten Norwich it would have been 4 points out of 6 at home. But the performance & result are tinged with disappointment because of the Norwich result.
We really have missed an opportunity to notch up points & build a cushion & momentum. We need to stick in till Jan & hopefully add a holding player & a strike option, loan or long term, in the window. We are running Jelavic into the ground.
862 Posted 29/11/2012 at 13:13:31
He'll be a big miss, even for one game. Hopefully he can pull through.
911 Posted 29/11/2012 at 18:41:24
Bobby Thomas (860) is exactly right — the only reason the draw yesterday feels disappointing to me is because of the Norwich/Reading disasters. On the heels of those blows, 3 points against the Gunners would have been a great relief.
923 Posted 29/11/2012 at 20:23:31
961 Posted 29/11/2012 at 23:33:33
966 Posted 29/11/2012 at 23:46:48
It's worth mentioning that it's always the fast boys who pick up these injuries, those who have that sudden burst of pace. Unfortunately, once they start getting these injuries they keep getting them.
A good example of this is Fanando Torres. He got one hamstring injury after another when he was at Liverpool. The result was he lost that explosive burst of pace. I pointed out to Liverpudlians that this would happen as he picked up his hamstring injuries and suggested they get rid ASAP... Guess what? They told me that I was talking shite. Well luckily for them, some Russian came along with more money than sense and the rest is history. Pity they wasted the money on Andy Carroll.
I'm a bit worried about our guys though, particularly Kevin Mirallas: just like Torres I don't think he would be able to adapt his game if he lost that burst of pace that helps him get away from defenders.
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