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Fulham - Pantsil Latest News!

One week after suffering the knee injury that has seen John Pantsil ruled out of participating in the African Cup of Nations, news is starting to filter through with regards to the length of his absence.

With the injury confirmed as being a posterior cruciate ligament injury Roy Hodgson has confirmed the following,

'We know from the scan that John has damaged his posterior cruciate ligament so he has a serious injury."

'There's no hope for me that the medical staff are going to phone me and say it's not as bad as we thought it would be, it's only going to be a couple of weeks."

'What they are talking about is the difference between 10 and maybe 18 weeks so we will have to do without Pantsil for a long time.'


I think it`s fair to say that Pantsil`s season is over and that he`ll have to work hard to get fit to make Ghana`s squad for the 2010 World Cup.

Missing that would be even more heart-breaking than missing the African Cup of Nations.


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The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 4 2010

Time: 7:32PM

Your Comments

He's back in 6 weeks! - “It looked bad and I feared for the worse so to be told I am out for six weeks puts my mind at ease now,” Paintsil told KickOffGhana.com.
football1000
I think Kelly is very good cover, but I'm guessing Ghana are a bit peed as it stands...
KBFulham
i'll be pleasantly surprised if he's back in six...
woodysweats
So would I. At first it seemed like the remainder of the season, and I would expect about 10, as stated...
KBFulham
Kelly is decent cover for Pantsil. 10 weeks is unfortunately more likely I suspect
donfulham
he he is ok some players are never the same after this type of injury good luck J P
truth sayer ffc
more like 12 weeks I reckon!
Al Billy
a chance for Kelly to prove himself then!
Fulham Badger
Methinks we missed him a bit last night...
KBFulham
we did indeed kb we did in deed
truth sayer ffc
 

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