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Ibrahimovic ruled out of Caen clash
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Paris Saint-Germain's clash with Caen on Wednesday due to a heel injury. A statement on PSG's official website read: "Because of a left heel pain and following examinations performed today, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out for the match at Caen. His condition requires a minimum of 48 hours of care." Although Ibrahimovic has struggled so far this season, the news that the 32-year-old misses out will come as a significant blow to a team that has found it difficult to see teams off in the early part of the campaign.
De Rossi out for a month
Roma and Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi will likely be out for a month due to a first-degree tear of his left calf muscle. Medical tests on Tuesday revealed the extent of the problem after De Rossi was injured late in a 2-0 win over Cagliari at the weekend. Roma have won their opening four matches of the season but have a growing list of injured players, with Juan Iturbe, Davide Astori, Leandro Castan, Kevin Strootman, Federico Balzaretti and Marco Borriello all out of action.
Ramires to miss Cup clash
Ramires has been ruled out of Chelsea's Capital One Cup tie with Bolton Wanderers. The midfielder has picked up a problem with his abductor muscle and will not feature against the Trotters. Striker Diego Costa (hamstring) is unlikely to feature but goalkeeper Petr Cech could start as manager Jose Mourinho plans to rotate his squad.
Nasri out with groin injury
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is going to miss the club's Capital One Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday and is also a doubt for Saturday's Premier League encounter with Hull City due to a groin injury.
Pablo Zabaleta's suspension will keep the Argentina defender out, while Sergio Aguero, who suffered a kick on his knee, and David Silva (ankle) will also miss out as City begin the defence of their trophy. The pair should recover for Saturday.
Mavuba sidelined with thigh injury
Lille captain and France international midfielder Rio Mavuba will be out of action for up to four weeks with a right thigh injury. The 30-year-old sustained a muscle tear late in the Ligue 1 0-0 draw against Montpellier on Sunday.
Kouyate ruled out for six weeks
West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has been ruled out for around six weeks with a groin injury. The Senegal international picked up the strain in the first half of the Hammers' impressive victory over Liverpool on Saturday evening, but continued to play for the full 90 minutes. Kouyate's bravery has backfired though as co-owner David Gold has confirmed that his star man will miss at least five crucial upcoming games and will not return until November.
Liverpool duo unlikely to face Middlesbrough
Brendan Rodgers says midfielders Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson are injury doubts for Liverpool's clash against Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday. The Liverpool manager has revealed that Henderson picked up a hip strain during the 3-1 loss to West Ham United, while Coutinho sat out Saturday's game with a groin injury. Rodgers confirmed the pair would be assessed ahead of their opening League Cup fixture, adding that Coutinho is unlikely to feature.
Mario Gomez ruled out for three weeks
Mario Gomez has been ruled out for three weeks with a knee injury. The 29-year-old German striker, who missed a majority of last season with a knee injury, suffered a first-degree strain to his right thigh in the closing stages of the weekend match with Atalanta. Fiorentina are also without Italian forward Giuseppe Rossi for a few months after his latest surgery on troublesome right knee.
Neymar and Rakitic doubtful
Barcelona pair Neymar and Ivan Rakitic have picked up minor injuries that could sideline them for Wednesday's La Liga game at Malaga. Brazil forward Neymar hurt an ankle and had to be substituted early in the second half of Sunday's 5-0 win at Levante, while Croatia midfielder Rakitic has a bruised foot and both were having treatment. How the injuries develop "will determine when they can return to training", Barca said on their website.
De Vrij banned, clubs fined
Lazio central defender Stefan de Vrij has been suspended for one match following his sending off against Genoa on Sunday. The Dutch international will miss the midweek home match against Udinese. Meanwhile, Udinese, Palermo, Atalanta, Roma and Chievo have been handed fines as a result of the behaviour of supporters, with Udinese handed the biggest penalty of €20,000.
Woodhead out for season with broken fibula
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy announced that running back Danny Woodhead will miss the rest of the season with a broken fibula. Woodhead was carted off the field in the first quarter of Sunday's 22-10 win at Buffalo. His right leg twisted awkwardly underneath him when he was tackled at the end of a 1-yard carry less than 3 1/2 minutes into the game.
Ravens lose Pitta for season
For a second straight year, Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has had his season cut short by a dislocated right hip. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh confirmed during his Monday press conference that Pitta underwent surgery earlier in the day and will be placed on injured reserve. Pitta had to be carted off the field during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. The 29-year-old was taken to a Cleveland hospital, where he remained overnight and had his procedure performed Monday morning.
Hamilton grabs title lead with Singapore win
Lewis Hamilton moved into the lead of the 2014 drivers' championship after claiming a superb victory in Singapore, as Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg failed to finish. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel led in the closing stages but had to settle for second, just ahead of team mate Daniel Ricciardo and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.
Hamilton takes pole in Singapore
Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix with a sensational final lap to just edge Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Australian Daniel Ricciardo delighted many of his compatriots packed into the Marina Bay street circuit by claiming third on the grid for Red Bull ahead of his teammate Sebastian Vettel, winner of the last three Singapore races. Behind the two Red Bulls, Fernando Alonso qualifying fifth for Ferrari ahead of Felipe Massa of Williams and Kimi Raikkonen, who was seventh in the second Ferrari.
injured and suspended players
football: latest transfers
|Sep 14||Michael Frey to Lille||€ 3m|
|Sep 14||Tom Lawrence to Leicester||€ 1.3m|
|Sep 14||Tom Cleverley to Aston Villa|
|Sep 14||David Henen to Everton|
football: stats in last 6 games
|Zenit St. Petersburg||rus||6-0-0|