Fulham boss Scott Parker says the ankle injury sustained by Aleksandar Mitrovic in the win at Hull City ‘doesn’t look great’.
The Serbian striker was stretchered off with ten minutes to play at the KCOM after seeming to twist his ankle when he went up for a header. Parker will await the results of scans on the injury in the coming week, but is not optimistic.
Fulham are without too many natural replacements for Mitrovic, who has scored 18 goals in 26 appearances in the Championship this season. Aboubakar Kamara replaced the former Newcastle forward in the one league campaign he has missed so far, whilst teenager Jay Stansfield was on the bench today after making his debut against Aston Villa in the FA Cup last week.
Parker told the press after the final whistle:
‘It’s too early to say. We’ll scan him and see where we are. He’s injured himself pretty badly. It doesn’t look great at this present moment in time. [If] you lose someone who’s scored 18 goals, it’s never going to be easy,’
Mitro is our talisman & best player, take him out of the starting line up is to rip the heart out of our team. He is irreplaceable & will be missed. With him we must be strong favourites to go up,without him, we become an average team who has little chance of finishing in the top 10. We don’t have a decent replacement,so we need to sign a proven goal scorer & quickly in this transfer window. Glen Murray would be ideal & we should go after him & sign him up.
I don’t think its the end of the world Kamara can do a good job and Bobby Reid can do a good job up front as well Mitro sometimes gets marked out of games as he was against Brentford and Reading also Hull today I sometimes feel we shouldn’t be focused on getting the ball to Mitro ,I’m not saying we are better off without him but we do have alternatives and we sometimes need to shake the dice
Agree with above comment about Murray from Brighton if I remember him and knockeart were a strike force before with Brighton but a good back up for mitrovic get well soon alex x
Will miss him is a worry. Last two games KAMARA not even been on bench is he injured two know we have lots of players carrying knocks Billy Sharp could do a job. But lm hoping it’s not as bad as feared he’s great for us and nice guy