Garbutt out for six weeks with ankle injury

by | 05/08/2015  14 Comments  [Jump to last]
Luke Garbutt will have to wait to make his competitive bow for Fulham after suffering an ankle injury last Saturday.

The 21-year-old is at the start of a season-long loan with the Cottagers but ligament damage sustained in their last pre-season friendly means he will be sidelined for about six weeks.

Fulham boss Kit Symons suggested that it was an aggravation of a complaint he picked up just before he left Everton and he will have to do without the England U21 for the start of the new campaign.

"Garbs tweaked his ankle a little bit so we are not sure how bad that is but he did a similar thing at Everton the day before he came into us."  

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Tony J Williams
1 Posted 05/08/2015 at 16:46:17
It's in our DNA!!!!!!
Trevor Lynes
3 Posted 05/08/2015 at 17:06:35
Strangely enough the lad is listed amongst our first team squad so maybe it is a jinx !
Jim Bennings
4 Posted 05/08/2015 at 17:29:39
You can't escape the EFC injury curse that easily Luke.
Paul Kossoff
5 Posted 05/08/2015 at 17:49:30
Who pays his wages then?
Shane Corcoran
7 Posted 05/08/2015 at 18:01:14
He's Garbs already.

Funny how footballers' names are added to if they're already short (Bainsey) and shortened if they're long.

Colin Glassar
8 Posted 05/08/2015 at 18:06:38
The Everton curse is alive and well.
Eddie Dunn
10 Posted 05/08/2015 at 18:39:18
Phill Thompson
11 Posted 05/08/2015 at 19:19:12
Don't be silly... it's "hamstrings" we specialise in, not ankles.
Michael Polley
12 Posted 05/08/2015 at 19:34:08
Unbelievable!! Not another injury!
Scott Bosworth
13 Posted 05/08/2015 at 19:59:39
This is just some karma coming back around for when we took Traore (remember him, anyone?!?) on loan and he tore his hamstring after like 14 seconds.

The arc of footballing injuries is long, but it bends toward justice.

Bob Hannigan
14 Posted 05/08/2015 at 20:09:25
Paul Kossoff (#4), would insurance cover the wages? Maybe not and the Fulham gaffer is covering his ass suggesting it's an aggravation of an injury Luke picked up before he left Finch Farm on loan.
John Zapa
15 Posted 05/08/2015 at 21:37:22
This could potentially ruin the poor lad's season and set back his development.
Dean Adams
16 Posted 05/08/2015 at 21:49:02
"Garbs tweaked his ankle a little bit so we are not sure how bad that is but he did a similar thing at Everton the day before he came into us."

Yeah, right!!! How on earth would anyone at Fulham know that?

Malc Kitchen
18 Posted 06/08/2015 at 00:23:03
John 14, we can only dream! Just players we've been strongly linked with will do + Yarmolenko!

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