Fulham will be without injured trio Stephen Kelly, Steve Sidwell and Damien Duff for tomorrow’s trip to Arsenal.
Manager Martin Jol revealed the latest injury news at today’s press conference ahead of the game at the Emirates on Saturday.
Jol said he wasn’t prepared to risk Sidwell after the former Arsenal midfielder missed the draw at Sunderland after undergoing a hernia operation.
He is still recovering from his hernia operation. It’s disappointing because we thought it would take ten days but it’s taking a bit longer. Hopefully he will be fit next week.
Full back Kelly has failed to recover from a thigh problem picked up on international duty in time to face the Gunners.
Stephen picked up an injury to his right thigh when he was on international duty so he won’t be available on Saturday.
Duff has a calf strain and is also unavailable for selection.
Damien has a little problem with his calf so he won’t be involved against Arsenal.
Jol did reveal that Orlando Sa has returned to training, although Saturday’s game has come too soon for the Portuguese striker to be involved. Simon Davies is expected to be available for selection again in around two weeks, although he will need to come through a reserve team game first.
John Arne Riise will start at left back after missing the Sunderland game because his wife went into labour.