Craven Cottage

Next Game

Fulham v Charlton

Friday, 24 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

Rotherham 3 - 3 Fulham

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Ruiz to miss another month

Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz will be sidelined for at least four more weeks as he struggles to recover from a hamstring injury.

Last Updated: 06/12/12 at 12:43 Post Comment

Bryan Ruiz: Aggravated a hamstring injury

Bryan Ruiz: Aggravated a hamstring injury

Cottagers boss Martin Jol had hoped that Ruiz would be available for the busy Christmas schedule, but the Costa Rican will not return before the end of the year after aggravating the problem in training.

"He came back on Monday then he had a setback and he will be out for at least four weeks," Jol said. "It is the same injury. He was in the final stage of his rehabilitation and he aggravated his hamstring muscle again.

"He has had intensive screening and that highlighted some problems. He had this hamstring injury before, now we've found out it is a structural thing.

"Hopefully we have found a solution. We sent him to Germany with our people and Doctor [Hans-Wilhelm] Muller-Wohlfahrt is a specialist I know from my time there.

"Hopefully he will be fine in four weeks now but of course it is a big disappointment. Bryan is a vital player for us and every time he plays. Good luck to him and he will be back after Christmas."

Jol also revealed that defender Sascha Riether is a doubt for Monday's clash against Newcastle after he picked up a knee injury.

However, the problem was described as a "minor knee strain", and Jol expects the German to return to training on Saturday.

Midfielders Alex Kacaniklic and Simon Davies have already resumed training following injury and could be available for Monday's encounter at Craven Cottage, live on Sky Sports.

Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

eah, if there's one thing football autobiographies need more of, it's mind numbing-inanity and platitudinous tales of bantz.

Hallicks
Robson blasts Keane book

W

e were a steaming pile of recently released dogs dinner.

popularpete,
Wenger: We refused to lose

I

m sure I'll be one of about 100 but the Monday's third allbum was actually Pill, Thrills n Bellyache. Brendan would kill for quality like that right now.

u man
Brendan Rodgers: Radiohead Or The Happy Mondays

Footer 365

FA seeks answers from Garry Monk over post-match criticism of referees

The FA has contacted Swansea manager Garry Monk regarding his post-match media comments after the game against Stoke.

Premier League: Didier Drogba hoping to lead Chelsea line at Old Trafford

Didier Drogba admits he is still getting up to speed at Chelsea, but has declared himself 'ready' to face Man Utd.

Carragher: Balotelli will leave Liverpool next season

Jamie Carragher does not believe Mario Balotelli will remain with the club next season.

Mail Box

Oh Mario - Why Always Meh?

Come on in and play the Liverpool blame game. Is it the fault of Rodgers, Balotelli, Mignolet, Johnson, Markovic or Lovren? Plus, Arsenal fans annoyed in victory...

Do Man City Have A 'Small Mentality'?

That's one claim in the mailbox after Vincent Kompany focused on a few hundred CSKA fans sneaking into the ground instead of City blowing a two-goal lead...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property