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Modric's injury not as serious as feared
Real Madrid can take comfort in the news that Luka Modric should be back in action in 10 days time, although Marcelo's prognosis was far less encouraging. After completing the appropriate medical tests on Monday morning, it has been confirmed that the Brazilian has a Grade II tear in the left femoral biceps and will be out for at least a month. Modric has been diagnosed with a strain in his right abductor muscle.
Mason speaking after skull surgery
Ryan Mason was conscious and communicating as the Hull midfielder continued his recovery on Monday following surgery on a fractured skull. The 25-year-old was carried off and received oxygen after a clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill in the first half of Hull's 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Mason underwent an operation on Sunday evening and the club said he would remain in hospital "over the coming days".
Markovic joins Hull City on loan
Liverpool have confirmed winger Lazar Markovic has joined relegation-threatened Hull City on loan. The 22-year-old Serbia international has had his season-long stay at Sporting Lisbon terminated and he will now spend the rest of the 2016/17 campaign at the KC Stadium. Markovic arrived at Anfield from Benfica in 2014 but has failed to make his mark at the club, scoring three goals in 34 appearances.
Deulofeu loaned to Milan
Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu has joined Italian side Milan on loan until the end of the season. The 22-year-old spent a successful campaign on loan at Everton from Barcelona in 2013/14, and he returned to Merseyside on a permanent basis in the summer of 2015. But manager Ronald Koeman has used the Spaniard sparingly since taking charge, and Deulofeu has been restricted to 13 senior appearances this season.
Fabian out with back injury
Eintracht Frankfurt's injury problems have deepened with the news that Marco Fabian will be sidelined for longer than was initially expected. The Mexico international forward, 27, was one of the key players for the Bundesliga club during their successful first half of the season. When Frankfurt make the trip to Schalke on Friday, they will also be without suspended attacking midfielder Ante Rebic and goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.
Dortmund sign Isak from AIK
Borussia Dortmund have completed the transfer of 17-year-old striker Alexander Isak from AIK Solna. Dortmund are believed to have paid €10m to sign a player who scored 10 goals in 24 appearances for AIK in the Swedish top flight last season. He already has two caps for Sweden and has been compared to his compatriot, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Isak was strongly linked with Real Madrid, but decided to head to the Bundesliga giants instead.
Mason 'stable' after skull fracture
Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason was in a "stable condition" in hospital on Sunday following an operation on a fractured skull, his club said after a sickening clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill. The pair collided 14 minutes into Chelsea's eventual 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Medical staff from both clubs sprinted out to attend to the two players, with referee Neil Swarbrick halting play for more than five minutes while on-field treatment was administered. But while Cahill returned to his feet and indeed scored Chelsea's second goal with a header, the unfortunate Mason left the field on a stretcher while receiving oxygen before being taken to the nearby St Mary's Hospital in west London.
Busquets suffers ankle ligament sprain
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets was forced off with an ankle injury during his side's league game at Eibar on Sunday. Busquets went down after a challenge from Gonzalo Escalante with less than 10 minutes on the clock and almost immediately summoned for the stretcher. The club have since confirmed that the midfielder has sprained ligaments in his right ankle and he will undergo tests on Monday to determine the severity of the injury. With midfielders Andres Iniesta and Rafinha already sidelined with calf and hamstring problems, respectively, Luis Enrique will hope Busquets is not kept out for too long.
Van Dijk suffers ankle injury
Southampton manager Claude Puel is unsure if Virgil van Dijk will be fit to face Liverpool in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Van Dijk was unable to recover after sustaining an ankle injury following a challenge from Jamie Vardy early in the second half of Southampton's 3-0 Premier League victory over Leicester City on Sunday. The Dutchman was replaced by Jack Stephens in the 55th minute, potentially leaving Puel short of options at centre-back for the trip to Anfield with Jose Fonte having left for West Ham on Friday.
Marcelo and Modric out for a month
Real Madrid duo, left back Marcelo and midfielder Luka Modric will miss the next month with injuries. Marcelo had to leave Saturday's match against Malaga after pulling his hamstring early in the game, while Modric's problems didn't look as serious but reports from Spain indicate that he'll have to miss a month as well. Pepe, Gareth Bale, Carvajal and James are injured right now, so Real Madrid have a very depleted squad which will have to keep their lead in La Liga table.
Gibson leaves game with injury
Anaheim goaltender John Gibson has left Saturday's game against Minnesota with an upper-body injury. A short-angle shot from Mikko Koivu appeared to hit Gibson in the upper chest with 5:39 to play in the first period. The goaltender immediately went down on one knee and was quickly attended to by a trainer. Gibson gingerly skated to the bench and went straight to the locker room.
Hedman on pace to return vs. Coyotes
Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman took part in a full practice on Friday and could return to the lineup on Saturday against the Coyotes. Hedman, a Norris Trophy candidate with 38 points (second among NHL defensemen), has missed the last three games with an undisclosed illness. When asked after practice if he'd would play against Arizona, both Lightning coach Jon Cooper and Hedman were noncommittal. "We'll see," said Hedman, who admitted he's feeling better.
injuriesNBA : Los Angeles Lakers : 22.1.17
Russell out 1 to 2 weeks
Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell will be sidelined for one to two weeks with a mildly sprained right knee and a strained right calf. The Lakers announced the diagnosis on Saturday night after their point guard had an MRI exam. He will be re-evaluated in one week. Russell was hurt on the second possession of the Lakers' victory over Indiana on Friday.
D'Angelo Russell sprains knee ligament
Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell mildly sprained a ligament in his right knee in the opening minutes of Los Angeles' game against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. Russell also strained his right calf muscle. He didn't return to the game, and he will undergo an MRI exam on Saturday. Russell is averaging 14.8 points, 4.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds during the second NBA season. He has been playing for several weeks with a sore left knee, which kept him out for 12 games earlier in the season.
NFL : New England Patriots : 23.1.17
Patriots and Falcons reach Super Bowl
The New England Patriots reached a record ninth Super Bowl with a 36-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Quarterback Tom Brady threw a franchise play-off best of 384 yards as the four-time champions won the AFC Championship game, their ninth consecutive victory. They will face the Atlanta Falcons in Houston on February 5, after they thrashed the Green Bay Packers 44-21 to reach their second Super Bowl.
Julio Jones practices for the first time this week
Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones has cleared his final hurdle for Sunday's NFC championship game against Green Bay by practicing for the first time this week. Coach Dan Quinn says Jones had no limitations on Friday in his first practice since aggravating his sprained left toe last week. Jones, the All-Pro receiver, missed two games with a toe injury this season and sat of part of the second half of last week's playoff win over Seattle. On Thursday, he described the injury as "a little snag" and said he'll be ready for Sunday's game.
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football: latest transfers
|Jan 17||Alexander Isak to Dortmund||€ 8.6m|
|Jan 17||Adrian Lopez to Villarreal|
|Jan 17||Rais M'Bolhi to Rennes|
|Jan 17||Memphis Depay to Lyon||€ 16m|
|Jan 17||Saido Berahino to Stoke City||€ 13.9m|
|Jan 17||Jose Fonte to West Ham||€ 9.2m|
|Jan 17||Rui Silva to Granada||€ 1m|
|Jan 17||Omar Elabdellaoui to Hull City|
|Jan 17||Markus Steinhofer to Darmstadt|
|Jan 17||Toni Sunjic to Palermo|