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Injury Problems Mount (update)

Injury Problems Mount (update)

Chris Sutton has been ruled out for 'several weeks' with an eye injury putting more pressure on the Villa boss Martin O'Neill as the squad becomes more and more depleted.

O'Neill explained 'Chris will be out for several weeks, which would be a blow at any time, but it's made all the worse with our current injury situation. He took a bang to the head against Manchester United last Saturday and was struggling with blurred vision. The only thing we can do with this injury is give him time to rest.'

Time for Juan Pablo Angel and Milan Baros to step up and be counted then? Get in there, get dirty and get some goals please chaps.

UPDATE

New quotes suggest that Sutton will be out for around six weeks. O'Neill said: "Chris will be out for at least six weeks. He went to see the neurosurgeon who told him to rest and make sure everything is okay."

"He had blurred vision and concussion from early on in the game against Manchester United but played on."

"It is a big blow to us and to him. The prognosis is that things will get better but while he has got blurred vision he can't play."

Be interesting to see if he decides to call it a day, he has had so much bad luck of late with injuries, he did say he wouldn't hang around if they continued.

Whatever the case, hope he is soon back to full fitness and feeling better.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 29 2006
Time: 11:41AM

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I havent got a clue who will start against Charlton, do we even have enough people to name the 16 man squad?? We need 3 points badly against Charlton. This was the only easyish game we had over the Christmas period now Pardew has joined Charlton it makes it so much harder......just our ******* luck again
son_of_cher
29/12/2006 11:46:00
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We should still be ok at Charlton I think. Sutton will be missed, this game would have been perfect for him. I see this game as similar to the Sheffield Utd match, we should win. This depends if our strikers decide to turn up! This must be Baros last chance to impress, he's failed in far to many games this season. I think MON has already made up his mind about him though and we'll be saying bye bye in January.
benireduk
29/12/2006 11:53:00
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MON on official site says "Both Olof and Aaron should be OK, but we'll have to wait and see with Stiliyan - he's definitely still a doubt."
The Fear
29/12/2006 11:53:00
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Im not so sure about this game, we are on a terrible run and always have a habbit of giving teams 3 points when they are on a poor run too!
samtozer
29/12/2006 12:26:00
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Don't forget we are due a win ourselves!!!
benireduk
29/12/2006 12:48:00
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Pardew knows our players inside out and how to play against each of them. Look at each west ham game last season we got ripped. Lets hope we can finish at least 1 of the chances we create
son_of_cher
29/12/2006 13:37:00
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Suttons injury is a very definite huge blow, so once again the spotlight, and our hopes, fall upon the somewhat mis-firing duo of Milan Baros and Juan Pablo. Not the obvious three pointer that it seemed just a mere few weeks ago.
glensider
29/12/2006 16:54:00
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We will miss Sutton, has done really well since he arrived. Gives Juan Pablo another chance though, but we need to paray for no more injuries now!
Tierney
29/12/2006 17:00:00
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If we can beat Charlton, it might just push Bent in our direction. Darren that is. But still, I have a feeling, that if Charlton is going to start winning under their new manager syndrome luck, it would start by beating us
AussieVilla
30/12/2006 01:49:00
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I think a striker will be top priority for MON in the transfer window now. The Charltons of this league are the sides we must beat to keep in touch with the top half of the league.
mackaavfc
30/12/2006 13:25:00
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