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Saha fears long layoff

last updated Thursday 24th March 2011, 10:09 PM

Former Fulham striker  Louis Saha
Former Fulham striker
Louis Saha
Louis Saha
Former Fulham striker Louis Saha fears he will not play again this season.

The striker's startling admission will be a hammer-blow to David Moyes, who has already lost Marouane Fellaini for the rest of the campaign.

Luckless Saha was stretchered off two minutes from the end of last Saturday's 2-1 home win over Fulham, after landing awkwardly while jumping for a header.

The Frenchman left Goodison on crutches with concerns he may have damaged ankle ligaments.

And although the club have yet to confirm the length of his lay-off, fed-up Saha says there is a chance he could miss all of Everton's remaining eight games.

Saha has also not given up on playing more international football.

The 32-year-old said: "I'm on crutches, I am not well. Am I going to be out for days, weeks or months? I do not know. But it will be difficult to play again by the end of the season.

"I'm getting fed up because the injuries always happen when I am trying to start something. It's hard, but when I see what is happening in Japan, I do not want to complain.

"I am someone who always tries to think positively. If I thought about these problems all the time, it would drive me crazy."

Saha had scored the winner against Fulham to take his tally to 10 goals for the season, nine of which have come since the New Year.

The forward missed almost two months after suffering a calf injury while playing for France against Belarus in September, his first international appearance in four years.

He added: "This year was very frustrating. I did all the physical preparation, and I hurt myself in the process. For a footballer, there's nothing harder.

"Then I come back well in January and now this new injury happens. It's difficult mentally, and that's what makes me proud. Not everyone can come back as I did every time. I still have a lot to give.

"There were many moments where I wanted to drop everything, especially when I was at Manchester United. Fortunately I am surrounded by people that help me see the bright side of life because at one time I was fed up."

He said: "I know through my team-mates that (national team coach) Laurent Blanc continues to ask about how I am doing. That is a motivation.

"Despite my age, I hope to lend a hand. I'd like to supervise the younger generation."

Source Liverpool Echo
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