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For those who didnt know: Eto'o facing 3 months on sidelines

Lance Knight2010-05-08 17:59:04 +0000 #1
Barcelona ace Eto'o facing 3 months on sidelines

September 28, 2006

Barcelona star Samuel Eto'o is facing at least three months on the sidelines after suffering a serious knee injury in last night's 1-1 draw at Werder Bremen.

Barca doctors say Eto'o is facing a three-month lay-off on initial findings, however a scan at 4:00pm this afternoon will give a clearer assessment to the extent of the damage.

Eto'o was upbeat last night, leaving the stadium on crutches and shouting to journalists: "I'm leaving for Sam Mames to see my Uncle!"

Barca coach Frank Rijkaard said afterwards: "I hope that the injury of Samuel (Etoo) is not too serious. I still do not know what happened to him.

"The point is important, given the circumstances. Last season it was not easy to win here, either. We had to suffer, so in the end we can be satisfied with the draw."
Lance Knight2010-05-08 18:09:25 +0000 #2
Barcelona chief rules out Eto'o replacement signing

October 02, 2006

Barcelona sports chief Txiki Begiristain has ruled out seeking a new signing to replace injured striker Samuel Eto'o.

"The current squad is competitive enough," said Begiristain, "we are calm about the situation.

"There is Eidur Gudjohnsen, who is a great team player and a natural replacement for Eto'o. Once he adjusts to the pace of the Spanish Liga, he will give us much more. His movement and overall play is excellent."
Minof2010-05-08 18:23:46 +0000 #3
This couldnt have happened to a nicer guy...

Barca will miss him dearly I think.
Leon of Silvren2010-05-08 18:31:24 +0000 #4
Yeah they're already missing him....right now if Dinho gets injured, Barca's era will be over FOR SURE.....

Anyway, everybody's saying Gudjohnsen will fill Eto's shoes.....he couldn't even fill Crespo's or Drogba's! Even less Saviola will, his prime already passed, and not even when at it he was such a good player....he was just average. Right now Barca has no striker, and they will feel the loss, either Dinho will leave the ball more often on Deco or Xavi to go upfront, or they will score several fewer goals.....

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