Fulham’s worst fears confirmed

Fulham have been dealt a massive blow following news that striker Bobby Zamora will be out of action for up to 5 months due to a broken leg suffered in last weekend’s 2-1 victory over Wolves. Further tests have revealed that Zamora has sustained ankle ligament damage along with a broken fibula. Doctors have performed surgery on Zamora’s injured leg and he looks set for lengthy spell in the Fulham treatment room.

The news comes as a blow to both player and team. Zamora was a key player for Fulham last season, scoring 19 goals for the Cottagers in all competitions in their run to the Europa League final. He had just won his first England cap only last month in a friendly victory against Hungary and looked a certainty to be called up for Fabio Capello’s next England squad to face Montenegro in October.

Zamora’s absence leaves Fulham boss Mark Hughes will limited options upfront. Andy Johnson has been a long-term absentee for Fulham and is still a few weeks from full fitness and Hughes will not rush the return of Johnson to compensate for Zamora’s loss.

This means Hughes will have to rely on new signing Moussa Dembele to lead Fulham’s line. He has made an impressive start to his first season in the Premier League and Hughes will be calling on the Belgian to continue his good form in the coming weeks.

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