Fulham winger Damien Duff to miss end of the season

05 May 2011 04:33
Fulham winger Damien Duff has been ruled out for six weeks after undergoing Achilles surgery.[LNB]Fulham boss Mark Hughes explained that the club had opted for surgery after treatment had not cured the problem.[LNB] Hit for six: Duff (left) is set for a six week spell on the sidelines after having Achilles surgery[LNB]Hughes said: 'It just got to the point where one course of treatment was compromising another course of treatment.[LNB]'We made a decision that the best route was to get it sorted.'[LNB] On the mend: Dempsey (centre) set to return for the Cottagers against Liverpool[LNB]Hughes reported better news regarding top-scorer - and Fulham's new record Premier League scorer - Clint Dempsey, who missed Saturday's 3-0 Barclays Premier League win at Sunderland.[LNB]'Clint's trained after the weekend. He was a bit stiff in his hamstrings on the Friday prior to the Sunderland game, so there was no point in risking him.[LNB]'I took the view to leave him behind and he's benefited from that and he should be okay.[LNB]'He's trained today and he'll train right up to the game so he should be an option for us.'[LNB]Brede Hangeland will also be available again after missing last weekend's game through illness, but Zoltan Gera and Rafik Halliche remain sidelined.[LNB] Fulham boss Hughes eyes move for Young Boys striker NtsamaHodgson and Johnson to be reunited in ?3.5m summer switchSidwell to stay at Fulham as star signs three-year contract extension until 2014All the latest Fulham news, features and opinion[LNB] [LNB]  Explore more:People: Brede Hangeland, Mark Hughes, Damien Duff

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