Turner targets Arsenal return

06 September 2010 01:11
Sunderland defender is Michael Turner is targeting a return against Arsenal as he looks to overcome an ankle injury.[LNB] The 26-year-old is likely to miss Saturday's Premier League clash with Wigan after suffering the knock following a challenge with Joleon Lescott against Manchester City.[LNB]Turner reveals progress has been good, but admits he is unlikely to make a comeback before the Gunners clash on 18th September at the Stadium of Light.[LNB]"Last week the ankle was very swollen, but towards the end of the week it settled down a bit and I got some rest over the weekend," he told the club's official website.[LNB]"I'm still getting pain from it, though, so hopefully it will settle down soon. There's not much more I can do at the moment except be patient and wait for it to sort itself out.[LNB]"The Arsenal game is probably the realistic target for me. It's hard to tell. It could settle down earlier or it could swell up again, it's hard to say."[LNB]Despite the unfortunate injury, Turner has no bad feeling towards City's Lescott following the challenge.[LNB]Both defenders slid in for the ball and Turner came off worse, but the Black Cats stopper says no-one was to blame.[LNB]He added: "I thought I was ahead of him and he thought he could win the ball - it's just one of those things."

Source: Team_Talk


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