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Fulham coach Marco Silva updates Andreas Pereira and Tim Ream injury news

last updated Tuesday 02nd May 2023, 9:22 AM

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Fulham coach Marco Silva confirmed that sadly Andreas Pereira will join Tim Ream in the treatment room for the remainder of the 2022/23 season.

“Not good news,” he said. “On Tim Ream, he has broken his arm and will be out until the end of the season. The situation of Andreas Pereira will be the same, he will not play anymore this season.

“We are waiting for more updates from the exams this morning, an MRI as well, and when we are going to be more sure about everything, we are going to give more feedback to you, but both are not going to play anymore this season.

“The two types of injuries that happened yesterday with us, and both in the same game, is not something so natural to be honest. One player has broken his arm and one player has a serious injury to his ankle – it's not really a normal scenario.

“It was a really unlucky afternoon for us, but we have to be ready now, it’s a moment for us to recover them really well, as fast as we can, and to support them in everything.”

The pair have been two of the first names of the teamsheet this season, and so it was a major below to lose them both to severe injuries on the same afternoon.

“Tim and Andreas started all the matches this season,” Silva stated. “They were the two until now who started all the games in the Premier League.

“They are going to be two big misses for us, definitely. These two players are so, so important for us so far this season.

“But the same time, it’s a chance for the others. These type of things can happen, and you have to be ready as a squad to answer in the best way you can.”

Willian was absent again against Manchester City on Sunday, but when asked about the severity of his issue, Silva replied: “Not really serious.

“Against Villa he felt something in his hamstring during the warm-up, and we took a decision – more as a precaution to be honest – to not take the risk for him. It was something that came from the last few minutes of the Leeds match at the Cottage.

“There was a short time between both games, Villa and City. We took care of him and he did some individual work to see if he will be ready or not. The day before the match we tried, he was not feeling at the best level, not really confident, and we decided not to start with him.

“Let's see, we have another session tomorrow, we are going to assess him and after we are going to decide. Probably I believe, if he's not fit [for Liverpool], he will be ready for the next match against Leicester.”

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