Craven Cottage star ruptures ligaments.
Fulham defender Zdenek Grygera was today ruled out for approximately six months due to a knee injury sustained against Tottenham on Sunday.
The 31-year-old went down in the first half of the Craven Cottage clash after an innocuous challenge with Spurs’ Gareth Bale and was carried off on a stretcher after receiving oxygen.
Grygera, who has played 65 times for his country, joined the Cottagers from Juventus just before the close of the transfer window in August and Sunday’s match was his seventh for the club.
In a statement today Fulham said the Czech international had damaged an anterior cruciate ligament.
“The club can confirm that Zdenek Grygera suffered an ACL rupture during the match against Tottenham on Sunday, November 6,” it was announced on the club’s website.
“It is estimated that the recovery period for an injury of this nature is approximately six months.
“The club will update further on Zdenek’s progress during the course of his rehabilitation.”
Meanwhile, FC Twente winger Nacer Chadli claims a knee injury prevented him from joining Fulham in the summer but the Belgian is still keen on an English move.
“I had an offer from Fulham but got injured and the deal fell through,” he told Voetbal Primeur. “It is still my goal to play in the English league.”
“It was tough because it was the first major injury of my career. An inflammation of the knee and three months out.”