Itâ€™s rather surprising but it looks as though Oba Martins will still not be fit enough for the game with Manchester United on Saturday.
Oba Martins – probably not fit for Saturday
Since that game is still 4 days away to say heâ€™s doubtful now is not a good sign. Oba returned from Ghana with the sprained ankle he picked up in training with Nigeria, but itâ€™s now been 3 weeks since heâ€™s been back, so this injury is proving more serious than we thought.
Kevin Keegan said today:
“Oba’s looking doubtful for Saturday, if I’m honest, but I wouldn’t rule him out yet.”
It seems to be looking a lot better for Shay Given, but if thereâ€™s any doubt about him Keegan will play Steve Harper and have Fraser Forster on the bench.
“Shay still has a chance, and we’ll know more later in the week. Shay still thinks he has a chance of being fit.”
“If not, Harps is ready. We’re in safe hands either way. As clubs go, we have two of the best keepers in the Premier League if you take them as a pair.â€
“We’ll have to see. Shay’s saying all of the right things, and thinks he has a chance, but Thursday will be the day when we decide that I think.”
We have 4 players out injured according the PhysioRoom.com Premier Injury Table.
Hereâ€™s our official injury list right now.
Player Injury Return Date S Given Groin Strain no return date O Martins Sprained Ankle no return date T Krul Dislocated Shoulder no return date P Ramage ACL Knee Injury 5th Apr 08
We may still see Peter Ramage return before the end of the season, and Tim Krul is still out for a while, with his dislocated shoulder.