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Skrtel suffers further setback
Martin Skrtel's long awaited return from injury has been delayed after Jurgen Klopp claimed the defender has suffered a recurrence to the injury he picked up before Christmas. The centre-back has missed our past 12 matches due to his hamstring problem and will be out for at least another fortnight. Skrtel has not featured for the Reds since suffering a hamstring injury in the defeat at Watford on December 20.
Geoff Cameron still out
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes revealed that defender Geoff Cameron will miss this weekend's action due to a nagging ankle injury. Cameron has appeared in 18 matches this season for Stoke City, which currently sits 10th in the English Premier League. Stoke's record signing midfielder Giannelli Imbula, who recently joined from Porto for a fee of €24m, is in line to make his EPL debut against Everton on Saturday.
Rosicky set for lengthy absence
Czech midfielder Tomas Rosicky may have played his last game for Arsenal after he was ruled out for up to three months because of a thigh problem. Rosicky, who has played just 19 minutes this season, suffered a partial tear of a tendon in the FA Cup win over Burnley last Saturday. The 35-year-old is out of contract in the summer and he is now in a race against time to be fit again before the end of the season.
Kompany returns to training
Manchester City have been boosted by news that Vincent Kompany has returned to training with the rest of the senior squad. The 29-year-old has struggled with a number of calf injuries this season and has not featured for his club since playing for nine minutes back in December. It is still unknown when he can make his playing return, but is unlikely to be able to feature in the vital top of table clash against Leicester City.
Filipe Luis suspension reduced
Filipe Luis' three-match ban for his lunge into Barcelona's Lionel Messi during Aletico Madrid's 2-1 defeat last weekend has been reduced to one match. The appeals committee said in a statement that the referee report "did not explain exactly why the clash was so dangerous." The Brazil international was shown a straight red card for the challenge, which caught Messi on the knee just before half-time.
Caceres out for the season
Juventus have confirmed that defender Martin Caceres will miss the remainder of the season through injury. Caceres left the field shortly after the hour mark during Juve's 1-0 win over Genoa on Wednesday and subsequently underwent a series of tests. Further investigation revealed a tear to the right Achilles, with Caceres now scheduled to go under the knife on Friday.
Pardew reveals double injury blow
Crystal Palace have been hit by the news that James McArthur is set for a spell on the sidelines. The midfielder has suffered an ankle ligament injury. Furthermore, attacking midfielder Jason Puncheon has been ruled out of Saturday's trip to Swansea with a hamstring problem.
"I have disappointing news. James McArthur is going to be out for long time we think, and Jason Puncheon is going to miss a long period as well," confirmed boss Alan Pardew. "James has done his ankle ligaments and Jason's is a hamstring problem, so that's more injuries to the list."
Everton wait on Lukaku injury
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is waiting on news of striker Romelu Lukaku after he had to be substituted in their 3-0 win over Newcastle on Wednesday night. The Belgium international got a knee in the back from Magpies defender Fabricio Coloccini just nine minutes into the match and was eventually replaced at half-time. Lukaku could not walk after the game and is now a major doubt to face Stoke on Saturday.
Filipe Luis banned three games
Brazilian defender Filipe Luis has been suspended three games for a dangerous foul on Lionel Messi in Atletico Madrid's game against Barcelona last weekend. Luis earned a straight red card for sticking his studs into Messi's knee while going for a ball just before halftime in Barcelona's 2-1 win at the Camp Nou. Atletico Madrid said it will appeal the suspension, saying it was too harsh.
Three-week absence for Bovo
Torino will be without defender Cesare Bovo for three weeks after he underwent successful surgery to remove a meniscus from his knee. The 33-year-old, who has been a key play for the club this season, scoring twice in 15 appearances, required the operation after developing a problem with his left knee.
Messi in Barcelona squad vs. Valencia
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has included Lionel Messi in his squad for the the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg against Valencia. Messi sparked fears over his participation in Wednesday's game after being unable to train on Monday, having suffered a knee knock during the 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid at the weekend. However, Claudio Bravo, Douglas, Dani Alves, Javier Mascherano, Sandro and long-term injury Rafinha Alcantara will miss the Copa del Rey game against Valencia, with the first five rested ahead of the La Liga match against Levante on Sunday.
Tasci suffers head injury
Serdar Tasci suffered a head injury in training on Wednesday that forced him to miss his own welcome news conference. Bayern signed the 28-year-old on loan from Spartak Moscow on deadline day to provide immediate defensive cover, with Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez sidelined due to respective adductor and knee problems. Bayern did not completely rule Tasci out of featuring in Saturday's match at Bayer Leverkusen.
Davis returns to practice
Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis returned to practice on Monday with no limitations. Davis broke his arm in the NFC championship game but says he expects to play in the Super Bowl. Davis says "it feels great" and he's glad to be back on the field with his teammates.
NHL : Calgary Flames : 4.2.16
Wideman suspended 20 games
Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman was suspended 20 games for a cross-check of linesman Don Henderson during the Flames' game against Nashville on Jan. 27. The NHL said Wideman was diagnosed with a concussion after that game, but said being disoriented as a result of a hit was no excuse for "the nature and severity of the offense he committed on the ice." Wideman is reportedly expected to appeal the decision but cannot play during the appeal.
Red Wings put Kronwall on IR
The Detroit Red Wings have placed Niklas Kronwall on long-term injured reserve with a knee injury. Detroit made the move Monday, keeping the veteran defenseman out of the lineup for a minimum of 10 games. Kronwall has not played since Jan. 17 against Philadelphia and missed four games before the All-Star break. He will be eligible to return Feb. 14 against Boston. He has scored three goals, 17 points and has a career-worst negative 10 plus-minus rating.
injuriesNBA : San Antonio Spurs : 5.2.16
Ginobili out at least month
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is out for at least a month after surgery for a testicle injury he suffered during the team's win over New Orleans earlier this week. The Argentine was enjoying a resurgent season after contemplating retirement in the offseason following numerous nagging injuries over the past few seasons. Ginobili is averaging 10 points, 3.3 assists, 3 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 19.7 minutes for the Spurs, who beat the Pelicans to set a conference record with their 27th straight victory at home.
Williams out against Heat
Mavericks point guard Deron Williams will be out against Miami on Wednesday night after injuring his right hip in the previous game at Atlanta. Dallas is also without backup guard Devin Harris, who will miss his sixth straight game with left big toe sprain. It's the same toe that required surgery before the 2013-14 season.
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football: latest transfers
|Feb 16||Luca Mazzitelli to Sassuolo||€ 3m|
|Feb 16||James Maddison to Norwich City||€ 2.7m|
|Feb 16||Rogerio to Sassuolo||€ 1.5m|
|Feb 16||Christian Kouakou to Caen||€ 0.5m|
|Feb 16||Ikechukwu Uche to Malaga|
|Feb 16||Alvaro Pereira to Getafe|
|Feb 16||Isaac Cuenca to Granada|
|Feb 16||Jhon Fredy Miranda to Chievo Verona|
|Feb 16||Yohan Benalouane to Fiorentina|
|Feb 16||Giannelli Imbula to Stoke City||€ 24.3m|
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