Looks like those whispers in the Express were right on the money. Blinding news from the Offal tonight:

During the Blackburn Rovers fixture on Sunday 17 January, Clint Dempsey sustained moderate damage to a ligament in his right knee. Following the results of a scan, early indications are positive in that no operation is required. At this stage it is thought that the injury will not prevent him from featuring for Fulham, prior to the end of the season.

Whilst obviously disappointed, Clint is focused on his rehabilitation and will work hard, in line with medical advice, to return at the soonest opportunity.

Let’s hope Clint can give the Fulham fans a great send off before heading to South Africa for the World Cup with the United States. Get well soon, Clint.