Crewe's Zola out with knee injury

18 August 2010 04:00
Crewe striker Calvin Zola has injured his knee in training and looks set to miss Saturday's game with Barnet.Zola hurt himself as he attempted to control the ball during training. [LNB]Alex manager Dario Gradi says he does not yet known how long the 25-year-old will be out but the injury does not look as bad as first feared. [LNB]"When he walked off it looked like he'd be out for nine months. But knowing Calvin it probably isn't as bad as that," he told BBC Radio Stoke. [LNB]Zola has started each of Crewe's three competitive games this season but Gradi admits that his absence could provide an opportunity for one of the club's other strikers. [LNB]The Crewe manager has stuck with the same starting 11 who began the defeat by Hereford on the opening day of the League Two season but Nick Powell, Ajay Leitch-Smith and Byron Moore have all featured as substitutes. [LNB]"We've got forwards queuing up to get into the team, so if he isn't fit to play it will be an opportunity for somebody else," he said.

Source: BBC_Sport