Zamora sidelined until February

16 September 2010 02:09
Fulham striker Bobby Zamora will be out for five months after suffering ankle ligament damage as well as a broken leg, said manager Mark Hughes.Zamora, 29, was injured in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Wolves and had surgery on his right fibula the following day. [LNB]He was initially expected to return to action for the Craven Cottage outfit before Christmas. [LNB]But Hughes said: "The operation showed ligament damage so we're probably now looking at five months." [LNB]Zamora suffered the injury midway through the first half of Saturday's win against Mick McCarthy's side, suffering a fracture 4cm above his right ankle. [LNB]It was cruel timing as Zamora had made his England debut only the previous weekend with further caps seemingly imminent.[LNB] What a disappointment it was to see Bobby lying on the deck in agony, I really feel for the guy frogman27 With fellow striker Andy Johnson still several weeks away from a first-team return Fulham must now rely on impressive new signing Moussa Dembele to spearhead their attack. [LNB]Hughes added: "We want to help Bobby get back quickly and there are no concerns over his ability to get back to the level he was before he got injured."

Source: BBC_Sport