Tuesday 27 March 2012

Wigan receive Moses injury boost

Latics winger's jaw injury sustained in win at Liverpool is less serious than feared

Victor Moses has appeared in all of Wigan's Barclays Premier League matches this season

Wigan Athletic have received a boost with the news that a facial injury for Victor Moses is not as serious as first feared.

The winger was hurt during Saturday's 2-1 victory at Liverpool after being fouled by Martin Skrtel in an incident which led to the penalty that opened the scoring for Wigan at Anfield.

Moses was replaced by Albert Crusat before half-time and club officials were worried that the Nigerian international - who has appeared in all of Wigan's Barclays Premier League matches so far this season - had fractured his jaw.

"The results came back really positive and there was no fracture"
- Roberto Martinez

But boss Roberto Martinez confirmed the positive news on the club's official website on Tuesday.

"We got him checked out straight away in the hospital because there was the potential for a fractured bone in his face," said Martinez.

"The results came back really positive and there was no fracture which allows us to treat him.

"We will see within the next few days whether he is available for selection [against Stoke City] on Saturday."

Other injuries

Meanwhile, Wigan's Mohamed Diame and Hugo Rodallega are both expected to make quick recoveries from minor injuries.

"Momo had an unfortunate moment at training where he had a little injury to his groin," added Martinez.

"I don't think it is anything too serious and we are talking about days for recovery rather than weeks which is really positive.

"Both players are training individually and we need to see how they respond to treatment over the next few days."

Wigan are currently 19th in the table with 25 points, but they are only one point away from safety.

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Key Points

  • Facial injury for Wigan's Victor Moses is not as serious as was feared
  • Winger was hurt during Latics' victory over Liverpool on Saturday
  • Boss Roberto Martinez says Rodallega & Diame doing well after minor injuries too