Rodallega boost for Latics

20 September 2011 03:35

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has revealed the knee injury suffered by Hugo Rodallega is not as serious as first feared.

The striker was hurt in the closing moments of Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Everton, being carried off after a challenge from Denis Stracqualursi.

Martinez told the club website: "The scans came back really positively, it doesn't seem there are any big concerns in terms of the structure of the knee. We won't know how long he's exactly going to be out but what's clear is that the injury is not as bad as we first thought."

He added: "It's fantastic news and now we are going to make sure that Hugo recovers well and gets back on the football pitch as quickly as possible.

"He's the sort of player who lives to play the game, so he will be desperate to get fit.

"It's going to be a difficult period but in the same way it's going to allow us to work on different aspects of his full fitness and we'll make sure that when he comes back he is a stronger player than the one who suffered the challenge."

Source: PA