In today’s pre-match presser, Fulham manager Martin Jol announced the unfortunate news that star striker Dimitar Berbatov is set to be out for the next two weeks – including tomorrow’s big game against League champions Manchester City. On the injury Jol said:
In his session he was looking good, as usual, and then his final shot he felt something and he had to go in and stop training. It appears he had – not a tear – but a sort of problem with his hip and upper thigh so we couldn’t take the risk to involve him against City.
It was not all bad news, as Diarra’s injury only means a further four week absence – far less time than was initially feared – as well as the resumption to training of Dejegah, Richardson and Frei; the latter is expected to feature right away.