Fulham - It Must be Said
According to an article on SkySports.com, Phil Neville is indeed looking at a lenghty lay-off from football.
Initally, they thought it was just a gash, but after scans, it seems there is damage to the ligaments behind his knee.
This brings me to the point of the article. As a Fulham fan, I watched the challenge that Etuhu put in which caused this injury, and I was disgusted.
I was surprised that Dickson got away with neither a card or a foul, and I do not think there is room for these types of challenges in football.
If the shoe was on the other foot, and Etuhu was the one looking at a lengthy lay off, would not we be the ones crying misjustice?
Etuhu went into the challenge with both studs up at Neville, which he then proved is a recipe for injury. I am all for a combative midfielder in our starting eleven.
I absolutely love the freedom that Etuhu gives Murphy in the middle of the field. I was a quick convert to Roy's signing of Etuhu, and he and Murphy have made a great pair.
But I do not think there is needs for these types of challenges. You can provide steel in the midfield without injuring players. As a Fulham fan, I am sorry to see Phil Neville out of football for a while, and I am sorry that Everton have to go without their captain for a long stretch.
I hope this incident does not repeat itself in the upcoming matches.