Figueroa out for seven weeks

29 October 2009 04:55
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Wigan defender Maynor Figueroa is facing seven weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury.[LNB] Figueroa sustained the knee problem during last weekend's win at Burnley.[LNB]Wigan feared the injury might have been more serious and Latics boss Roberto Martinez admitted it was a major blow to lose the full-back.[LNB]"Maynor has had a second scan and we now know he has a tear in the medial ligament in his left knee," said Martinez.[LNB]"It is not as bad as we feared at the beginning. He will be out for between six and seven weeks.[LNB]"Maynor is a strong man and very fit. We will support him as much as we can.[LNB]"It is a big blow when any player is injured as we have a small squad and everyone has a massive role. But it is part of football and you have to cope."[LNB]Wigan could also be without Paul Scharner at Portsmouth on Saturday as he has a hamstring injury, while goalkeeper Chris Kirkland remains troubled by a dislocated finger.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports