Wigan's Rodallega suffers serious knee injury

Reuters

Sat, 17 Sep 22:03:00 2011

Wigan Athletic's Colombia forward Hugo Rodallega could be sidelined for up to three months after damaging knee ligaments near the end of their 3-1 defeat at Everton in the Premier League on Saturday, manager Roberto Martinez said.

"Hugo has damaged the medial ligament in his right knee and it doesn't look good," Martinez was quoted as saying on Wigan's official website (www.wiganlatics.co.uk).

"Having returned from the Copa America tournament in the summer he's (been) looking sharp and enjoying his football and it's the biggest negative to come out of today's game."

The 26-year-old, who helped Colombia reach the Copa America quarter-finals in July, will have a scan on Sunday after being carried off on a stretcher in added time at Goodison Park.

"The scans will give us a final verdict in the week but if it's a rupture of the ligament we're looking at him being out for around nine to 12 weeks so we'll keep our fingers crossed and see if Hugo's body has reacted well to the injury or not."

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