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Iniesta limps off
An already bad day for Barcelona in Saturday's El Clasico got worse late in the contest, as Andres Iniesta had to leave the pitch with an apparent injury. Iniesta picked up the injury in a 50-50 tackle with Luka Modric. The Barcelona midfielder got up and tried to play on, but quickly realized that he wasn't fit to continue and went to ground. Trainers came on to treat him and it was quickly determined that a substitution had to be made. Iniesta was able to leave the pitch under his own power.
Gibbs subbed off injured
Arsenal's injury list continues to grow after Kieran Gibbs hobbled off during the 2-0 win at Sunderland. Speaking in his post-match interview, Arsene Wenger praised his defenders but admitted Kieran Gibbs did come off with a hip injury. Spending time on the injury list is nothing new for Gibbs, as he has never made more than 28 EPL appearances for Arsenal in a single season, but Gooners will hold their breath and hope it is nothing significant.
Delph out until 2015
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph will miss the remainder of 2014, according to manager Paul Lambert. The 24-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder during training and Lambert said the England midfielder will endure several months of rehab before making it back into the first team.
"Delph has had his operation, it went well and everything is on course," said Lambert. "It's just a matter of getting him to do his rehab and getting him fit. I don't think you can put a timescale on it but he will be out for a few months. It's not a complicated injury, it's straightforward."
Evra ruled out
Juventus defender Patrice Evra has been ruled out of the match against Palermo on Sunday due to a muscular injury. Evra limped off during training suffering from a muscular problem at the back of his left thigh. The French veteran will undergo further tests on Monday to ascertain the extent of the damage. The Bianconeri are already without Romulo, Andrea Barzagli, Martin Caceres, Simone Pepe and the suspended Simone Padoin.
Di Maria declared fit
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed Angel di Maria will be fit to face Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. The winger complained of a thigh injury following Monday's 1-1 draw at West Brom and missed a training session, but he will be ready to take on the runaway leaders. Midfielder Ander Herrera has also been given the all-clear despite a rib injury scare, but Michael Carrick is not yet fully fit.
Costa could return at United
Diego Costa could start Chelsea's Premier League showdown with Manchester United. The 26-year-old missed last weekend's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace last weekend with a persistent hamstring problem and also spent the night in hospital with a virus early this week, but he was well enough to take part in an individual session at Chelsea's Cobham training ground earlier today.
Manager Jose Mourinho told reporters at his pre-match press conference that Costa has a "little chance" of being fit to feature at Old Trafford, but Loic Remy has been ruled out and is facing a fortnight on the sidelines with a groin injury. Chelsea could also have experienced midfield duo Ramires and Jon Obi Mikel available.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew says Papiss Cisse is a doubt for Sunday's game with Tottenham, while Chieck Tiote faces a late fitness check. Cisse has been Newcastle's stand out player so far this season, scoring four times despite missing the beginning of the campaign through injury. The 29-year-old is facing a race against time to be ready for the trip to north London after missing training on Wednesday.
M'Vila out for a month
Inter will be without the services of Yann M'Vila for the next month due to a knee injury. The 24-year-old was hauled off with a suspected serious injury during the Nerazzurri's 0-0 with Saint-Etienne in the Europa League on Thursday. Following tests this morning, which included a clinical evaluation and an MRI scan, the French midfielder's was diagnosed with ligament damage to his left knee.
M'Vila becomes the fourth major Inter casualty, as he joins Jonathan, Danilo D'Ambrosio and Pablo Osvaldo on the treatment table. Yuto Nagatomo and Gary Medel are on the verge of recovering from respective injuries in time to make the weekend trip to Cesena.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is suspended for tomorrow's trip to Sunderland after collecting five yellow cards. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny returns having served a one-match European ban for the midweek Champions League win at Anderlecht. England forward Theo Walcott has played for the Gunners' Under-21s following nine months out with a knee injury, but is not expected to return to the first-team squad until next weekend.
Defender Laurent Koscielny (Achilles), midfielder Mesut Ozil (knee), goalkeeper David Ospina (thigh), striker Yaya Sanogo (hamstring), midfielder Abou Diaby (calf), France forward Olivier Giroud (fractured foot) are all still out, along with long-term absentee Mathieu Debuchy (ankle).
Cavani handed one-match ban
Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani was handed a one-match ban after being sent-off for celebrating a goal with a rifle-shooting gesture. Cavani was booked for the celebration which followed a penalty he had scored in Paris Saint Germain's 3-1 league win over Lens last weekend and then red-carded for protesting to referee Nicolas Rainville. Cavani will sit out Saturday's game against Bordeaux, but will be available for selection for the trip to Lorient on November 1.
Daniels has knee procedure
Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels will miss Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after having a knee procedure on Friday. Daniels had sat out practice on Wednesday and Thursday in the hopes of healing the ailing knee. The injury is not expected to be a long-term problem, and he might be available for next week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Offensive tackle Eugene Monroe (knee), guard Kelechi Osemele (knee), linebacker Daryl Smith (not injury related) and wide receiver Steve Smith (not injury related) are all listed as probable. Defensive end Chris Canty will miss his fourth straight game as he is recovering from wrist surgery.
Seahawks have 7 players out
The Seattle Seahawks have ruled out seven players for Sunday's matchup with the Carolina Panthers. The seven ruled out are running back Derrick Coleman (foot), defensive tackle Jordan Hill (ankle), cornerback Byron Maxwell (calf), tight end Zach Miller (ankle), center Max Unger (foot), linebacker Bobby Wagner (toe), and wide receiver Bryan Walters (concussion).
Listed as probable for Seattle are defensive end Michael Bennett (toe), safety Kam Chancellor (ankle), running backs Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) and Robert Turbin (shoulder), cornerback Tharold Simon (ankle), defensive tackle Kevin Williams (not injury related), and tight end Luke Willson (groin).
Stastny placed on injured reserve
The St. Louis Blues placed center Paul Stastny on injured reserve Friday and recalled forward Dmitrij Jaskin from Chicago of the American Hockey League. Stastny, who was lured away from Colorado and signed a lucrative four-year contract at the outset of free agency in July, totaled a goal and three assists in four games for his new club in the early going.<7p>
Jaskin participated in 18 games for the Blues last year through several call- ups and recorded a goal and one assist.
Chara out 4 to 6 weeks
Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will be sidelined for the next 4 to 6 weeks because of a torn left knee ligament. Chara was hurt during the first period of Thursday's game against the New York Islanders. Tests revealed a torn posterior cruciate ligament. Surgery will not be required, for now.
Chara has two goals and an assist through nine games this season, his ninth with the Bruins. The 37-year-old captain has been durable throughout his tenure in Boston, missing no more than five games in any of his previous eight seasons.
Nash won't play this season
Recurring nerve damage in his back will keep Steve Nash from playing in his 19th NBA season. The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday that after consulting with the team's medical staff, both Nash and the organization believe it is in the best interest of the future Hall of Famer to not take the court this season.
Nash has battled numerous injuries since joining the Lakers in July of 2012, appearing in just 65 of a possible 164 regular season games. He was limited to 15 games and 10 starts last season due to nerve damage from a leg injury he suffered the season before. Following last season, Nash announced that the 2014-15 campaign would be his last. The 40-year-old has made no formal retirement announcement at this time.
Butler has sprained thumb
Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler has a sprained thumb and will miss Friday's preseason finale against Minnesota, the team said Tuesday. Butler suffered the left thumb injury on Sunday against Charlotte and sat out Monday's game against Cleveland. The 2011 first-round pick will be re-evaluated after Friday's game.
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