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Success could miss Swansea game
Isaac Success is a major doubt for Watford's trip to Swansea City on Saturday after missing training this week with a muscle injury. The Nigerian striker made his first start for the club in Sunday's 1-0 win at Middlesbrough. Miguel Britos is fit for this weekend's trip but Craig Cathcart remains sidelined with a groin injury. Daryl Janmaat started training but the Swansea game will come too soon for him while striker Stefano Okaka is close to returning to training.
Long set to miss City trip
Southampton are waiting to learn the extent of the hamstring injury suffered by striker Shane Long against Inter Milan on Thursday. The Republic of Ireland international pulled up three minutes into the second half of Saints' 1-0 defeat at the San Siro. Manager Claude Puel has yet to discover how serious the problem is, but he confirmed Long will not be available for Sunday's trip to face Manchester City in the Premier League. A prolonged absence for Long could lead to a run of games for Jay Rodriguez.
Cazorla faces fitness test
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Santi Cazorla is a doubt to face Middlesbrough on Saturday after picking up a knock in midweek. The 31-year-old was forced off in the 57th minute of the Gunners 6-0 thumping of Ludogorets on Wednesday which raised doubts over his fitness. Cazorla was seen watching from the sidelines at the Emirates with an ice pack held against his Achilles and Wenger confirmed that the midfielder will face a late fitness test ahead of the Middlesbrough match.
Smalling suffered a muscular injury
Chris Smalling is a doubt for Manchester United's trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday after Jose Mourinho confirmed the defender had suffered a muscular injury during the Red Devils' 4-1 win over Fenerbahce. The 26-year-old has played every minute of the last four league games, and his absence will be a big blow ahead of a crucial clash against Chelsea.
Kranjcar suffers serious knee injury
Rangers have suffered a major blow ahead of Sunday's Old Firm showdown after playmaker Niko Kranjcar was struck down with a serious knee injury. The former Portsmouth and Tottenham midfielder damaged knee ligaments in a freak training ground accident on Tuesday. Kranjcar is now waiting for swelling to go down before being assessed by medics with worries that he could be facing six months on the sidelines. The Croatian is definitely out of this weekend's Cup semi-final clash with Celtic.
Odubajo out for six months
Hull City are expected to be without Moses Odubajo for six months after the full-back fractured his patella. Odubajo suffered the serious knee injury during a non-contact incident in training, Hull confirmed in a statement. While Odubajo's knee ligaments remain intact, the 23-year-old will undergo surgery next week to stabilise the fracture. It is another blow for Odubajo, who was on the comeback trail after dislocating his patella during the off-season.
Terry suffers injury setback
John Terry is reportedly set to miss Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Chelsea's skipper has suffered recently with an ankle injury which has kept him out of action since mid-September.
However, the 35-year-old made a comeback to the Blues' bench last weekend and he was expected to be fully fit for the crunch clash against Manchester United. But according to The Times, the experienced centre-half has sustained another ankle problem which is likely to rule him out of contention. Terry's condition will reportedly be assessed today.
Defour ruled out
Sean Dyche has confirmed that midfielder Steven Defour will miss Saturday's visit of Everton as Burnley look for their third home league win of the season. But the Clarets' boss hopes the Belgium international will not be a long-term absentee with the hamstring injury that forced his early substitution in last Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Southampton. Defour has made an instant impression at Turf Moor since his club record signing from Anderlecht in the summer, starting the last seven Premier League games.
Pique out for three weeks
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique is set to be sidelined for around three weeks with an external lateral ligament sprain. He sustained the injury in Wednesday's Champions League victory over Manchester City at the Nou Camp. The 29-year-old was replaced just before half-time in Barca's 4-0 win and further tests on Thursday morning have revealed the extent of the problem.
Fellow defender Jordi Alba also limped out of the match, being substituted just nine minutes in. The 27-year-old is now set to be absent for a fortnight with a hamstring injury.
Falcao set for brain scan
Radamel Falcao will undergo a further brain scan on Thursday to determine whether he can return to action after suffering concussion. The 30-year-old returned to first-team training more than a week ago, but has yet to feature in a competitive game since taking a blow to the head in Ligue 1 defeat to Nice on Sept. 21. Monaco have only lost once in five matches since Falcao's injury and sit third in Ligue 1 and top of their Champions League group.
Quick to miss about three months
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is expected to miss about three months after undergoing a nonsurgical procedure to improve a groin injury he suffered in the season opener. The Kings are 0-3-0 to start the season, and backup goalie Jeff Zatkoff has a 4.37 goals-against average. Zatkoff was removed from Tuesday's loss to the Minnesota Wild after allowing five goals and replaced by Peter Budaj.
Hossa out Friday with injury
Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will have to wait a bit for goal No. 501 since he will be out Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a lower-body injury. Hossa became the 44th NHL player to reach 500 career goals Tuesday in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, but he left in the third period after blocking a shot. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Hossa may return Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
injuriesNBA : Detroit Pistons : 20.10.16
Baynes has surgery
Detroit Pistons center Aron Baynes has had surgery to repair a broken nose. Baynes was ruled out for Wednesday night's preseason game against the Toronto Raptors. With a protective mask, he is expected to be available to play when Detroit opens the regular season next week at Toronto. Baynes broke his nose in Tuesday's practice and had surgery the same day.
injuriesNFL : Chicago Bears : 21.10.16
Hoyer suffers broken left arm
The Bears are down to third-stringer Matt Barkley at quarterback after Brian Hoyer broke his left arm in the second quarter of a 26-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday. The Bears were already struggling to score points with Hoyer. He was playing admirably in place of injured starter Jay Cutler, though Chicago had trouble turning the yards into points. The Bears don't have another quarterback on their active roster, which means they'll be in big trouble if Barkley gets hurt.
Lee has ankle sprain
New York Jets rookie linebacker Darron Lee has a sprained ankle and the first-round draft pick's availability is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Lee, who has a team-leading 34 tackles, was injured during the third quarter of the Jets' 28-3 loss at Arizona on Monday night. He did not participate in practice Wednesday. Coach Todd Bowles said he was told it's a "normal ankle sprain," so it's likely not a high ankle sprain, which could sideline Lee for several weeks.
WNBA : Los Angeles Sparks : 21.10.16
LA Sparks win WNBA title
The Los Angeles Sparks topped the Minnesota Lynx in a dramatic WNBA Finals Game 5, with Nneka Ogwumike playing the hero in the final minute. Ogwumike, the reigning WNBA MVP, hauled in a critical offensive rebound and mustered up a putback on the Sparks' last possession of the game for a 77-76 lead. Neither team had a timeout left, but the Lynx missed a good look from halfcourt on the next play, sealing their fate.
The title is the third in franchise history and first since 2002, when the Sparks went back-to-back after their 2001 title. The Lynx, led by star guard Maya Moore, were in search of their fourth title in the past six years.
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