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Martin Jol fears Fulham could be without captain Brede Hangeland for as long as a fortnight after the defender sustained an Achilles injury in the narrow defeat by Manchester United tonight.

The Norwegian centre back had to replaced by Aaron Hughes at half-time during Fulham’s 1-0 defeat to the league leaders and, although Jol is hoping otherwise, he told the post-match press conference that the 31 year-old might miss two weeks of action.

I’m hoping it is not a long one – he picked up an Achilles problem. That’s the first time I’ve had to substitute him all season and hopefully it’s not too serious, but I fear we might have to do without Brede for a couple of weeks.