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Keep Your Fingers Crossed Villans

It is keep your fingers crossed times fellow Villans.

Danish international Martin Laursen, plagued by injuries in the last few seasons, limped out of the game against Chelsea last night with suspected medial ligament damage.

Martin O'Neill spoke about the luckless defender who had put in a man-of-the-match display against Blackburn Rovers at the weekend:

'He's left the place on crutches and it looks like it might be ligament damage. We'll have to keep our fingers crossed.'

Inspirational skipper Gareth Barry also limped off but hopefully his injury isn't as bad as first feared, reports last night were suggesting a hip problem but it seems he took a knock: O'Neill added: 'He took a knee to the back and it's very sore. We'll have to wait and see how long it will be a problem for.'

Good wishes to both players, especially Laursen who really does deserve to cut a break after coming back from his career threatening knee injuries.






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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 9 2006

Time: 9:44AM

Your Comments

Cross everything guys, not just your fingers! Laursen is really a class act and we could really do with him this season.
Aronno7
voice of the holte....im responding to an earlier discussion we were having thats now disappeared off the page (attending games) I do still attend games I was merely saying im not commiting to a season ticket....yet. After years of Ellis' bull* you can forgive me for with holding my hard earned cash until I actually see real change but i am optimistic and think it will happen. Playing golf will never compare to watching the club i love, I was merely trying to show an insight into why attendance might be fluctuating as boycotters like me made other commitments (buy clubs join a club etc). Its easy to write on a forum that your die hard, never missed a game so hopefully you will appreciate the honesty and realise im still villa till i die, im just want to make sure that the current regime is taking us forward as been scared by Ellis regime!
tylervilla
What a crushing blow for Laursen. WHy do some players have such bad luck with injuries?
DeanoVilla
Its his other knee so hopefully the Iceman will be back soon, I hope.
chris the villan
I feel for Laursen
Christo
Tyls, you said you boycotted the Villa because of Ellis. Your boycott worked. Ellis has gone. But you still boycott the club. You are entitled to come and go as you wish, but if football fans throughout the country only went to watch their team when they were moving forward, then about 80 of the 92 clubs would have no support. It is up to you if you choose to watch the Villa regularly. There is no right and wrong. It might be better though if you change your name to tylergolf because as you said that is what you now prefer to do on matchdays. However this is not the thread to discuss this. Fingers crossed for Laursen. And it would be a real shame if Barry has to miss out on an England place for the forthcoming game against Holland. UTV
voiceoftheholte
Laursen's injury was bound to happen, bad knees dont ever get better...i gave him a maximum of 6 games this season before breaking down, big blow if he's out as he looked the business, is it definately his other knee??? Im so gutted about Barrym just as he's hitting top form and and england call up is on the cards he gets injured, lets hope its only minor......why cant things ever go to plan at villa park!?
son_of_cher
Crushed for him, one of the truly class acts we have at the Villa
TuBBz
Gutted for Laursen. Unfortunately, if it is medial ligaments, I think this may be the last we see of him. On the positive side, it gives Ridgewell and the slayer of all things blue a chance to impress. That is the only positive side though
Geordie_Villa
you have to feel really sorry for the guy.. hope it is not too bad and he recovers reasonably quickly............
ernshaw
geordie depends on the extent of the damage, if pulled or twisted it can be sorted, if damaged might need surgery, but with todays techniques and knowledge, stands a good chance of full recovery, good luck to the pair of them. UTV
steff_the_villan
If any footballer ever deserved a huge slice of luck it surely has to be Martin Laursen. What a class act he is, both on and off the pitch. With Gareth I certainly hope the back injury doesn't wreck his chances of an England call up. Good luck to both of the lads.
glensider
Two quality performers we can ill afford to lose for any length of time.
glensider
 

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