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Mustafi out for three weeks
Shkodran Mustafi will miss the Christmas fixtures after going off with a hamstring injury during Arsenal's 3-1 win over Stoke City this afternoon. The German international centre-back limped off in the first half and Wenger confirmed that it was a serious strain, one that would rule him out for an absolute minimum of three weeks.
The injury to Mustafi follows the absence of Aaron Ramsey from the squad. The Welshman was not involved in training yesterday and it is understood he is struggling with a slight hamstring knock.
Addison set for surgery
Kilmarnock manager Lee Clark revealed defender Miles Addison was set for surgery after breaking down in training ahead of their goalless draw with Motherwell at Fir Park. The centre-back has been struggling with a foot injury after knee and ankle problems earlier this season, and had to shelve his planned comeback.
"Miles has had a setback, unfortunately," Clark said. "He trained on Friday and didn't last too long, so he will have surgery on Thursday, I think. We hope to have him back for the cup tie against Hamilton in January. He won't play any time in this hectic month in December."
Conte to check on Luiz fitness
David Luiz must pass a fitness check on his left knee following the horror tackle from Sergio Aguero that Antonio Conte has branded "very dangerous". "I have to check if David Luiz is able to play on Sunday because this tackle was very bad," said Conte. "And I have to check on his recovery from his injury. It will be very important for him and for me on Saturday to decide whether he can play on Sunday. That tackle was dangerous, for sure."
John Terry has not recovered from his gluteal strain so will miss the West Brom tussle, but Nemanja Matic has beaten a calf problem.
United without Shaw, Smalling
Manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed the absence of two key defenders in Luke Shaw and Chris Smalling for this weekend's game against Tottenham. Smalling has been ruled out since October as he recovers from a broken toe while Shaw has not featured since November 30. The defenders are the only senior players currently sidelined at Old Trafford and Mourinho had hoped to have at least one available for his crucial clash against Spurs, who sit six points ahead of United in fifth.
Spurs duo ruled out of United game
Tottenham Hotspur pair Erik Lamela and Vincent Janssen have both been ruled out of this weekend's clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Argentine winger Lamela, aged 24, is still sidelined with an ongoing hip problem, while Dutch striker Janssen has an ankle injury. Janssen last featured in the Champions League defeat at Monaco last month. Left-back Ben Davies and centre-back Toby Alderweireld are available for selection after their recent injury layoffs.
Ronaldo, Benzema and Modric rested
Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in Real Madrid's game against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday after the Portuguese star was left out of the squad on Friday. Midfielder Luka Modric and striker Karim Benzema were also omitted for the final league game of 2016, with coach Zinedine Zidane opting to rest the trio before the team fly to Japan for the Club World Cup. Real lead nearest challengers Barcelona by six points at the top of the standings and can set a new club record of 35 games unbeaten in all competitions if they avoid defeat by Deportivo.
Bolasie may miss all of next year
Yannick Bolasie is facing a year on the sidelines after Ronald Koeman admitted the Everton winger's injury is worse than first feared. Scans confirmed that the DR Congo international suffered medial collateral ligament damage in a second-half collision with Anthony Martial during last Sunday's 1-1 draw with Manchester United. And that has left Koeman admitting he will now be forced into the transfer market to find a direct replacement for the 27-year-old, who he made the club's record signing in August.
Zidane and Real eye club record
Zinedine Zidane is one match away from coaching Real Madrid to a new unbeaten record. On Wednesday in the Champions League, Zidane equaled a club record of 34 games without a loss set in 1989 under coach Leo Beenhakker when it drew 2-2 with Borussia Dortmund. Real Madrid face Deportivo La Coruna at home on Saturday with the chance of surpassing their longest unbeaten run since the club was founded in 1902.
Charlie Austin ruled out
Charlie Austin will miss Southampton's Premier League clash against Middlesbrough after injuring his shoulder during Thursday's Europa League draw with Hapoel Be'er Sheva. The striker had to be substituted during the first half as the Saints crashed out of Europe and manager Claude Puel admits Austin may have dislocated his shoulder: "Charlie has a shoulder injury and we will see about this. I don't know how long he will be out but he's important for us."
Filipe Luis suffers thigh tear
Filipe Luis is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury during training on Wednesday. The left-back has been a mainstay in Atletico's defence under Diego Simeone, playing 18 of their 20 matches in all competitions this season. He sat out Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League with Atleti's progress to the last 16 already secured and a day later he suffered a grade two tear in his left thigh. Tests conducted on Thursday confirmed the tear, but Atleti did not confirm how long he will be out for.
Seabrook sidelined by upper-body injury
Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been ruled out for a game against the New York Rangers due to an upper-body injury. Seabrook got hurt in the second period of Tuesday night's 4-0 victory over Arizona. He awkwardly tumbled into the boards after a hit by Jordan Martinook. Seabrook, who has two goals and 14 assists in 28 games, is day to day.
The Blackhawks also were without captain Jonathan Toews and goaltender Corey Crawford for Friday night's matchup with New York. Toews hasn't played since Nov. 23 because of an upper-body injury, and Crawford is recovering from an emergency appendectomy.
Galchenyuk, Desharnais out with knee injuries
Montreal Canadiens forwards Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais are expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks because of knee injuries. Galchenyuk leads the team in scoring with 23 points on nine goals and 14 assists. He was hurt Sunday at Los Angeles. Desharnais has three goals and six assists. He was injured at St. Louis on Tuesday night.
injuriesNBA : New Orleans Pelicans : 9.12.16
Pelicans without Holiday, Moore
New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guards Jrue Holiday and E'Twaun Moore are sitting out a second straight game because of respective toe injuries during Thursdays game against Philadelphia. Both players also missed Monday night's double-overtime loss to Memphis. Holiday has been averaging 15.4 points per game, while Moore has averaged 11.1 points.
Love to play, Smith out
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is playing Friday against Miami after missing the morning shootaround with lower back spasms. Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith is missing his second straight game because of a hyperextended left knee.
Love took shots on the court about an hour before tipoff and went through pregame warmups. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Love's back "locked up" on him during Wednesday's win in New York. Smith injured his knee Monday in Toronto and sat out Wednesday's game. An MRI did not reveal structural damage in Smith's knee and Lue said it's more likely he will return Saturday when Cleveland hosts Charlotte.
NFL : New Orleans Saints : 10.12.16
NFL suspends Vaccaro for 4 games
New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro will serve a four-game suspension, starting this Sunday at Tampa Bay, because he violated league rules pertaining to performance enhancing drug use. The Saints have four regular-season games left, meaning Vaccaro's won't play again this season unless New Orleans (5-7) rallies to make the playoffs. Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen said the Saints were aware of the initial positive test, which had to be confirmed and could have been appealed, so he and his staff had time to develop a contingency plan for this very scenario.
Johnson ruptures Achilles tendon
Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson ruptured his left Achilles in the second quarter of Kansas City's match against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. Johnson, who fought his way back from a torn Achilles during the 2014 season, was unable to walk off the field and had to be heavily assisted by athletic performance staff. The injury appeared to occur without any contact. Johnson, 34, has 89 tackles, one sack, and one interception for the Chiefs this season.
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