Mixed news on Sakho/Valencia injuries


Diafra-Sakho-008Strikers Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia had mixed results from their scans following injury setbacks against Stoke at the weekend.

Boss Sam Allardyce had struck a gloomy note ahead of the medical claiming that Sakho could be ruled out for the season.

But Head of Medical sports science Stijn Vandenbroucke reported to the official website: “After undergoing a scan on Monday, Sakho has been diagnosed with a thigh strain and will now commence rehabilitation with a view to returning to action before the end of the season.”

The news on Valencia, who picked up a foot injury when accidentally trodden on by a Stoke player, seems more optimistic.

Vandenbroucke said he will continue to be assessed ahead of Sunday’s trip to Manchester City.

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