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Chelsea midfielder Scott Parker has broken a bone in his foot and will be out of action for an indefinite amount of time.


Parker, signed in January from Charlton for £10million, has struggled to break into the Blues' star-studded first XI and has started just one Barclays Premiership game so far this season.

A statement on the club's official website, www.chelseafc.com, said: "Scott Parker has suffered an injury that will keep him out of action into the new year.

"The midfielder was examined straight after Saturday's win over Norwich in which he came on as a substitute after 76 minutes. An x-ray showed he had suffered a broken metatarsal bone in his foot.

"The damage was sustained when Parker advanced into the Norwich penalty area towards the end of the game. A likely date for his return is not yet known."
http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/041220/4/84im.html

That really sucks, he was just starting to wedge himself into the lineup as well and doubtful he can go anywhere in january now. Although it might be a good idea for a club to try and buy him now on the cheap. What is going on with English players breaking that bone, I swear someone has cursed the team.

Still, thats really impressive that he played out the rest of the game with a broken foot.
 

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Scott Parker has been speaking for the first time about breaking a bone in his foot, explaining the injury, the aftermath, the planned recovery and the acute disappointment he is feeling.

With the injured foot now in plaster, he spoke to Chelsea TV straight after a visit to Chelsea’s medical department at Cobham on Tuesday morning.

“I’ve broken the famous metatarsal bone,” he confirmed, alluding to injuries suffered in the recent past by the likes of David Beckham, Gary Neville, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard.

He continued: “I’m gutted because it was a nothing moment. I went down in the box and the 40,000 that were there wouldn’t have thought I’d broken my foot because I didn’t stay down for long.

“I thought maybe I could run it off but it got worse so I had an x-ray on Saturday night and the bad news was I’ve broken my foot. I went to a specialist on Monday and we’ve ruled out it being a stress fracture. We think it is a straight break.

“Claude [Makelele] had the ball,” Parker recalled. “I received it off him, played it in to Duff and went for the one-two. The pitch was pretty poor, I seemed to buckle my foot and I knew straight away because I felt something pop.

“I went straight over to the bench after we had scored and I said to [physio] Mike Banks I think I have broken something in my foot. The boss said to come off but I wanted to carry on. Everyone knows my situation and I just wanted to impress.

“Maybe I’ve made it a bit worse but I just wanted to stay on.” he admitted honestly, ridiculing the idea that his resilience was the sign of a hard character.

“It was probably stupid! It was only five minutes after coming on and I didn’t want to come off.”

Chelsea by that stage of the win against Norwich had used all three permitted substitutes and Parker, who had entered the game in the 76th minute and suffered the injury in the 82nd, completed the match. Now he begins his rehabilitation.

“I’ve got to stay in plaster for four weeks” he reported, “and then my foot will be x-rayed again to see if any callus is forming. Hopefully there will be and then maybe I will go into a new air boot which has come out and people may have seen Graeme Souness wearing when Newcastle played us.

“I will be in that a couple of weeks and then hopefully turn the corner and do a bit of training. If I can be back in late February, early March I will be really happy.

“I was speaking to Steven Gerrard on Monday night about his recovery and he has given me a bit of hope because he was back playing in eight weeks. I asked what route he went down and the medical staff at Chelsea are going to follow that up. Hopefully I can be the same.”

The injury has struck during a spell of regular match action for Parker that had seen him take part in ten of the last 16 fixtures.

“That is what is hurting,” he acknowledged. “The first couple of months I wasn’t involved and things were looking pretty bleak but then all of a sudden I was turning the corner a little and getting involved. I feel that I earned the trust of the manager and over the last few weeks I really feel he has shown confidence in me.

“I was probably one injury or dip in form away from really being part of it and I’m really disappointed. I’ve been lucky with injuries and there are big games coming up.

“The Carling Cup has been a big part of my season, I’ve been playing in it regularly and there is a big game against Man United soon. Obviously I’m going to miss that now but I’ve just got to stay strong, have a good Christmas and come back fitter and stronger than ever.”
From chelseafc.com
 

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Morinho has to stop first of all he drugged Mutu and now he's punched scotty. :D :pp
 
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