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Bender undergoes surgery
Bayer Leverkusen will be without captain Lars Bender until the new year after the midfielder underwent successful ankle surgery. The 26-year-old last featured for Leverkusen as a substitute in their DFB-Pokal win over Viktoria Koln at the end of October.
A club statement read: "Lars Bender has successfully undergone surgery on his right ankle in a hospital in Basel on Tuesday. The Leverkusen captain will remain in Switzerland for a week and then start his recovery in Leverkusen. An operation had become necessary due to his ongoing problems. Bender will be unavailable for the remainder of 2015."
Panathinaikos hit with three-point penalty
Panathinaikos have been deducted three points and ordered to play four games behind closed doors following the violence that forced the abandonment of their clash with Olympiacos last month. The match on November 21 was called off before a ball was kicked after home fans rioted inside and outside the stadium and threw flares at opposing players as they warmed up. Olympiacos have been handed a 3-0 win which means their 100 per cent record remains intact.
Real confirm Carvajal injury
Real Madrid have revealed that Dani Carvajal suffered a muscle injury during the team's 2-0 win over Eibar at the weekend. "Following the tests carried out on Dani Carvajal today in the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a muscle injury on his left thigh. His condition will be evaluated," read a statement on the club's official website. Carvajal has only started six league games for Real Madrid this season and also missed out on a spot in the Spain squad earlier this month due to injury.
Newcastle recall Williamson after Lascelles injury
Newcastle have recalled defender Mike Williamson from his loan at Wolves after an injury to Jamaal Lascelles. Williamson, 32, was due to remain with the Championship side until January but Lascelles suffered a minor hamstring injury at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Williamson has made only two League Cup appearances for the Magpies this term and played five matches for Wolves.
Sakho facing three months out
West Ham fear Diafra Sakho will be out for up to three months after picking a thigh injury in Sunday's match with West Brom. The Irons have been boosted however, by the news that Enner Valencia could be back for their Christmas programme.
Sakho pulled up with 17 minutes of the 1-1 draw left and now faces a scan this week to determine the exact length of time he will be out. Club sources are hoping it is not worse than the initial estimates, but it is understood the affected area is too badly swollen to be scanned as yet.
Sergio Aguero eases injury fears
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has played down fears he is set for another lengthy spell on the sidelines, after the 27-year-old was withdrawn after 63 minutes in his side's 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday. Aguero later used Twitter to confirm his injury was minor, while reports on Monday suggested he would be out for around 10 days. Aguero, whose prolific goalscoring exploits over recent seasons have been interspersed with regular injury lay-offs, recently returned to action following six weeks out with a hamstring problem.
Tiago out four months with broken leg
Atletico Madrid midfielder Tiago Mendes has left the hospital in a wheelchair after having a pin inserted into his broken right tibia and will be sidelined for around four months. The Portugal midfielder, ever-present in the Liga and UEFA Champions League this season, suffered the blow in a challenge with Marco Asensio. The 34-year-old has been a key player for Atletico over the last seven seasons, helping them win the 2014 Spanish league title among other trophies.
Everton could lose McCarthy and Barry
Everton could be without their first-choice central midfield for Tuesday's Capital One Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough, with James McCarthy and Gareth Barry injured in the Premier League draw against Bournemouth. McCarthy was withdrawn in the second half of Saturday's 3-3 draw and Barry played on with a shin problem that has not alleviated. The influential pair are major doubts for the League Cup game and Tom Cleverley and Darron Gibson, who have only recently returned from injuries, could deputise for Roberto Martinez's side.
Coutinho should be ready for Southampton
Jurgen Klopp expects Philippe Coutinho to return from injury to face Southampton in the Capital One Cup in midweek. Coutinho suffered a hamstring injury in a match-winning performance against Manchester City last week, forcing him to miss the Europa League clash with Bordeaux the following Thursday. The Brazilian sat out the victory over Swansea on Sunday as a precaution, but Klopp believes Coutinho will be available to return against Southampton on Wednesday.
Arsenal wait on injured trio
Arsenal are waiting to discover the severity of injuries to Alexis Sanchez, Santi Cazorla and Laurent Koscielny following the 1-1 draw at Norwich. Sanchez, who picked up a hamstring niggle late on in the 3-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb in midweek, started at Carrow Road, but was substituted in the second half holding the same hamstring after stretching for the ball in the Norwich penalty area. Defender Koscielny was replaced by Gabriel early on following a hip injury, while Cazorla finished the match but was suffering with a knee problem in the final moments following an earlier knock, and could not be substituted with Arsenal having used all three replacements.
Sakho injury concerns Billic
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has concerns over an injury Diafra Sakho picked up against West Brom. The striker immediately signalled he was unable to carry on after having a shot blocked in Sunday's 1-1 draw with the Baggies. "That worried me more than the result. I don't know if it's too early before the scan but it looks like a muscle injury," said Bilic. "It's a big blow for us after Enner Valencia and Dimitri Payet." Attacking midfielder Payet was ruled out for three months with an ankle injury in early November. Meanwhile, Valencia has been out since July after suffering an ankle injury in a Europa League qualifying match.
McCarthy suffers groin injury
Everton midfielder James McCarthy is a doubt for Tuesday's Capital One Cup quarter-final against Middlesbrough with a groin injury. The Ireland international limped out of Saturday's 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on 68 minutes, and is now struggling to be fit for the trip to the North-East. "He over-extended his groin and couldn't carry on," manager Roberto Martinez said. "It's a concern for us because he is not the kind of player who would come off for anything. We will assess him and make a decision about Tuesday."
Bills place Carrington on season-ending IR
The Buffalo Bills have placed defensive lineman Alex Carrington on season-ending injured reserve. Carrington joins a growing list of injured Buffalo players after he hurt his left quadriceps in a 30-22 loss at Kansas City on Sunday. Carrington was starting in place of Kyle Williams (left knee) and Mario Williams (foot). Kyle Williams is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve. As for Mario Williams, Coach Rex Ryan said it's too early to determine whether the team's top pass-rushing threat can play against Houston on Sunday. Ryan said starting linebacker Nigel Bradham has a sprained right ankle which will likely prevent him from playing against Houston. Backup running back Karlos Williams' status is uncertain after he hurt his left shoulder.
Chris Johnson has fractured tibia
Cardinals running back Chris Johnson has suffered a fractured tibia, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. It's not clear how much time Johnson will miss, but it's likely a significant period of time. That's a big blow to the Cardinals - Johnson is fourth in the NFL with 814 rushing yards this season. With Johnson out, David Johnson and Andre Ellington will split carries in Arizona's backfield. Ellington, however, is dealing with a toe injury, and his prognosis is uncertain. So the depth in the Cardinals' backfield may have just gone from a strength to a weakness.
injuriesNHL : New York Rangers : 1.12.15
Stepan out 4 to 6 weeks
New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said center Derek Stepan will miss four to six weeks because of broken ribs. Stepan injured the ribs in Friday's loss to Boston. He has 6 goals, 6 assists in 23 games this season. The Rangers called up Jayson Megna from their American Hockey League affiliate. Megna had 12 points and 8 penalty minutes in 21 games with the Hartford Wolfpack.
Lehtonen sidelined with injury
Kari Lehtonen's upper-body injury has forced him to injured reserve for at least seven days, clearing the way for prospect Jack Campbell to back up Antti Niemi. Lehtonen was hurt in a collision with his own defenseman Tuesday against Ottawa. The 32-year-old has had a history of concussions and looked dizzied on the play. However, he is listed as having an upper-body injury.
injuriesNBA : Charlotte Hornets : 1.12.15
Al Jefferson out 2 to 3 weeks
The Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson will miss two to three weeks with a strained left calf. Jefferson underwent an MRI on Monday. He was injured in the first quarter of Charlotte's 87-82 win against Milwaukee on Sunday. Jefferson is averaging 13.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game for the Hornets, who have won five of six. The 30-year-old has led Charlotte in rebounding five times and has four double-doubles.
Kobe Bryant to retire at end of season
Kobe Bryant, arguably the best player of his generation, announced Sunday that he will retire after this season, ending a landmark 20-year NBA career spent entirely with Los Angeles. The decision was not totally unexpected as the 37-year-old Lakers guard has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons and had recently said he was considering retirement.Bryant is a five-times NBA champion having won titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010. He has appeared in 17 All-Star games, was named the Most Valuable Player for the 2007-08 regular season and landed MVP honors in the 2009 and 2010 Finals when he led the Lakers to consecutive championships. Bryant has also won gold medals with the U.S. basketball team at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
F1 : 29.11.15
Rosberg ends season with another win
Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes teammate and 2015 world champion Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to complete the season with a third successive victory. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen finished third, ahead of his teammate Sebastian Vettel, who had started 15th on the grid. Force India's Sergio Peez and Nico Hulkenberg finished fifth and seventh, separated by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.
Rosberg takes sixth straight pole
Nico Rosberg stormed to his sixth consecutive pole position after beating his team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Yas Marina Circuit. Kimi Raikkonen claimed third, with Sergio Perez impressing in fourth. Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenberg and Felipe Massa were next up. Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz Jr completed the top 10.
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|Sep 15||Anthony Martial to Manchester United||€ 49m|
|Sep 15||Ramiro Funes Mori to Everton||€ 13m|
|Sep 15||Michail Antonio to West Ham||€ 9.5m|
|Sep 15||Obbi Oulare to Watford||€ 8.2m|
|Sep 15||Glenn Murray to Bournemouth||€ 6.8m|
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