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Roy Hodgson hopes that Dickson Etuhu will not miss more than two games after hobbling out of Fulham’s draw at Wigan on Saturday with a twisted ankle.

The Nigerian had lined up alongside Danny Murphy in Fulhjam’s midfield since the departure of Jimmy Bullard in January. He has been much criticised for his peformances but I thought he looked useful in the 45 minutes we saw from him at the JJB Stadium.

As it stands, Etuhu will be unavailable for two difficult away encounters: at Swansea in the FA Cup on Saturday lunchtime and the trip to Old Trafford the following Wednesday.

Hodgson said:

I sincerely hope it is not any more serious.