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Fulham's Zamora out for four months with broken leg

September 11, 2010 23:41 IST

Fulham striker Bobby Zamora suffered a broken leg in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, manager Mark Hughes said.

The forward suffered the injury in a challenge with Wolves midfielder Karl Henry after 27 minutes and left the pitch on a stretcher after receiving oxygen.

England's Bobby Zamora"He has broken his leg just above the ankle," Hughes told the BBC.

"He will have an operation tomorrow. He's out for a minimum of four months but if it's worse it could be longer. It's a big loss."

The injury is a huge personal blow to Zamora who missed out on a possible place in England's World Cup finals squad after needing surgery on an Achilles injury that dogged him in the last few weeks of last season.

Fulham, who had drawn their first three games of the season, looked set for a fourth until new signing Mousa Dembele grabbed his second goal of the game in the last minute after Jelle van Damme had given Wolves an early lead.

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