8th October 2017 at 8:49 am #5892
So I am just trying to work out who is still injured and who is fit? Delph did his hamstring a week ago, anyone know how long he will be out? Kompany has been with another calf injury. I’m guessing that that no one knows how long he will be out again. I havent heard anything regarding Agueros damaged ribs again anyone know how long before he is back? I am more concerned about us not losing players on international duties so far ahead of the world cup than anything else. I read that Felaini got injured last night night with another knee ligament injury. I dont think belgium will miss him that much. But United might miss his style of play. There definitely seems to be more knee injury issues these days than years ago. The players are fitter and better prepared so what’s the problem? I can’t help thinking it’s the woven man made fibres in the turf that hold it together and make it less forgiving for studs.8th October 2017 at 11:34 am #5895Surrey BlueParticipant6 pts
And presumably Mendy is out for the season or thereabouts. On knee injuries, I would have thought there were lots of things going on – harder pitche, wrongly designed (softer?) boots and increased speed of the game come to mind. Presumably emphasis on knee strengthening routines can help but it seems Clubs are some way from coming up with solutions to a nasty problem.Perhaps we should go back to mud heaps ( think Baseball Ground), proper leather boots and caseys!8th October 2017 at 12:16 pm #5897
Hi Surrey, yes from what I have read Mendy is as good as out for the rest of the season sadly. Gundog is back which is good news. Hope Delph is back soon he has really done a good job the last couple of games.8th October 2017 at 8:21 pm #5905Brian blueParticipant447 pts
Jim…I think Mendy will be back in March…just a feeling…a big thing with injuries is the mental side to get well sooner..I think Mendy has this. I also think Delph will be fit, now he has a spot he will not want to give that up. Kompany..sad story but think we have seen and had best of him as a player, hope we find him a job though
Injuries..I just think the game is faster, extra pressure on the knees for twisting and turning at speed. Old days do not compare because full backs were then berated if they got near the half way line and told vocacbly by the fans..GET BACK…well the game has progressed somewhat and I think the better for it. The only downside is stars were really stars then, not projected stars the media make of them9th October 2017 at 7:37 am #5908
Yes guys the game is probably faster I admit. Hope Mendy is back sooner but I doubt they will rush this kind of injury. Don’t know what to say about Kompany. He turned up for international duty but then got sent home. Make of that what you will.10th October 2017 at 7:17 pm #5942gjbluesParticipant113 pts11th October 2017 at 6:43 pm #5980
This weekend will probably be too early for Delph?
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