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Santa Cruz Picks Up Injury

Roque Santa Cruz will not play in Paraguay's World Cup qualifiers after picking up an injury in Sunday's game.

The Blackburn striker suffered tendonitis in Rovers' win over Birmingham at Ewood Park on Sunday.

National team doctors have ruled Santa Cruz out of Saturday's game in Peru and the fixture against Uruguay four days later.

According to the Paraguayan Football Association (APF), the 26-year-old could require surgery to fix the problem.

'Santa Cruz was injured in the match he played for Blackburn last weekend and it is very possible that he will need surgery,' said a statement from APF.

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino has called up Cerro Porteno striker Jorge Achucarro as a replacement for Santa Cruz.

Hope this isnt as bad as it sounds, he has been really impressive so far....

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Writer: Mikey Gamst Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 9 2007

Time: 11:36AM

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09/10/2007 11:42:00

snooze you lose sas!!!!! when did you do it??? bad news this hope it aint to serious!?!?!
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09/10/2007 11:59:00

before u had ur post up grrrrrr ima kill hdm lol.
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09/10/2007 12:07:00

this is not good news suddenly im not in a good mood!
durks de rover
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09/10/2007 12:11:00

he is a multi tasker sas but he aint quick enough for Mikey!!! lol
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09/10/2007 12:34:00

i no i no but it was a really neat article lol, it derseves coverage lol
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09/10/2007 12:50:00

as for roque, yea i hope he is oryt, would be a huge loss if anything serious arises
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09/10/2007 12:50:00

wow i posted those two msgs the other way around, thats freaky
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09/10/2007 12:58:00

Really hope he recovers... Roque has been BRILLIANT so far this season. Although at least benni has hit his stride! Plenty of time till the next game to rest, good news he's not off to Paraguay.
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09/10/2007 13:36:00

well if he is out for a while then it gves someone else a chance mentioning no names (Derbyshire, Matthew)
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09/10/2007 13:55:00

We do have cover should he be out for a while. However, he would be a loss, considering he has 97,000 MOTM and player of the month awards so far this season (as voted for my VFBlackburn). However, as McCarthy seems to have pulled his finger from hos arse, and the system Hughes has seemed to adopt, 4-4-1-1, only gives place for one striker anywhoo. Give Benni a chance to prove his worth.
Decimus Poole
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09/10/2007 14:32:00

97,000??? is that a rough estimate or exact?!??!
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09/10/2007 14:55:00

It will be a shame if he is out but we have benni and derbs not to mention Maceo. I think we will be okay with a 24-goal-a-season striker filling in!
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09/10/2007 15:25:00

F**k! :( I was hopping him to score some goals for Paraguay on these two games, considering how good he was playing for Blackburn...Well, I wish he can get better soon
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09/10/2007 16:12:00

97000 was a rough guess...
Decimus Poole
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09/10/2007 16:56:00

good call though decimus...
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09/10/2007 18:38:00

Apparently the actual figure is nearer to 96,000. But not a bad estimate.
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09/10/2007 19:46:00

*****! Sorry dude. Sasman did write and submit something but work was calling.
However, looking at the time on your email dude it says 11:39, which would be three minutes after Mikey had put his on, so even if I had been around to publish it for you Mr Mickey would have still been in there like a rat up a drainpipe!
Hughes Da Man
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09/10/2007 22:35:00

BAD, BAD news!!! All we can do is keep our fingers crossed he'll not be out for too long?!?!
The actual figure guys is 95,449 so technically closer to 95,000 :) lol
Hughes Da Man
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09/10/2007 22:37:00

Doubt it HDM, i sent the email then saw the article bout 5 min later lol, il have my revenge, mikey when is the emirates going down?
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10/10/2007 07:25:00

Seriously dude YOUR email said 11:39, which if you look at the time Mikey's article went on his was 11:36 so this was three minutes after, besides I wasn't around anyway, if I was I would have put it on (and you KNOW I would as I've NEVER not published anything that has been sent to me!)
Hughes Da Man
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10/10/2007 10:42:00

lol its cool mate i understand lol, u still da man lol
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10/10/2007 12:34:00

Rumour has it it could be up to 6 weeks out max!!!! God dam it!!!
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11/10/2007 11:20:00

Damn right I am lol!
Six weeks, that ISN'T good! However, this gives someone the opportunity to step in and do the business doesn't it.
This is why Sparky has FIVE quality strikers isn't it, to compensate for something like this.
Hughes Da Man
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11/10/2007 14:01:00

Well JR is out as well so we're down to three... but with the current formation we are playing everything is really interchangable!!!!
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11/10/2007 21:45:00


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