Date: 28th November 2006 at 12:31pm
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Villa have been dealt a blow with the news that Thomas Sorensen has to have exploratory surgery tomorrow to assess the full extent of his knee injury after he was ‘taken out’ of the game by the disgusting Middlesbrough defender Emanuel Pogatetz on Saturday. Gareth Southgate was outraged at the penalty against them, shame he wasn’t more concerned at the thuggish challenge by his own player eh?

Martin O’Neill explained: ‘Thomas has got a bit of ligament damage and we don’t yet know exactly how long he will be out for. He’s booked in for an arthroscopy tomorrow to see if there is any damage to the cartilage and if there is, we will do something about it. The way it looks at the moment we’re looking at two to three weeks but we will have a better idea tomorrow.’

On his deputy former Arsenal keeper Stuart Taylor he told the official site: ‘I have every confidence in Stuart. He’s played a couple of games already this season and this is an opportunity for him. When you are out of the side, you’re just waiting for the chance to come in and impress and it’s all about having a bit of competition.’

 

9 Replies to “Sorensen Blow For Aston Villa”

  • To concede just 10 goals in the league games we have had is exceptional, considering the mess we were in defensively last season. Tommy must be applauded for his role in this. He still has his doubters??? and I never thought he would recover form his gaff

  • You’re right JF it was a bad tackle that should have been punished. Sorensen has been on top form this season so it’s a pity to lose him but I thought Taylor did OK against Spurs apart from THAT goal which I don’t think we can blame him for so, hopefully

  • Changing the subject completely…It is reported that Chelsea are after David Villa and that Mourinho wants him to replace Shevchenko. What do we think of Shevchenko as a possible target for Villa then?

  • This is the chance Taylor has beee waiting for, he’s looked pretty good in the couple of games he’s played and i dont think he will let us down. England need a new sub keeper this is his chance to live up the the early hype surronding his career.

  • Hopefully, Tommy will eb back soon but once again, it’s a chance for Taylor to prove his worth and fight for his first-team place.

  • Like it or not, and we’ve no reason not to (apart from Tommy’s excellent form), Stuart will be our custodian for the next few games. Lets get behind him tomorrow night. He’ll do fine. He had a shaky opening to his debut at Man City last season, but he’s looked reasonably solid on subsequent appearances.

  • Its come at a bad time, but might even provide an opportunity for young Robert Olejnik to stake a claim.

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