Late Tuesday, Fulham announced the extent of the ligament injury suffered by US National Team player Clint Dempsey:
During the Blackburn Rovers fixture on Sunday 17 January, Clint Dempsey sustained moderate damage to a ligament in his right knee. Following the results of a scan, early indications are positive in that no operation is required. At this stage it is thought that the injury will not prevent him from featuring for Fulham, prior to the end of the season.
Whilst obviously disappointed, Clint is focused on his rehabilitation and will work hard, in line with medical advice, to return at the soonest opportunity.
In a separate statement, US National Team coach Bob Bradley said: “The news about Clint's injury is positive, especially given the fact that he will not require surgery. We are confident that Clint will be ready to be an important part of our team during the World Cup."