Santa Hoping For Quick Return
Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz is currently out with tendonitis in the knee (which is a blow to not only Rovers but Paraguay) but he hopes to be back in November.
The news that Santa Cruz had a problem broke this week, and given his history of knee problems it is understandable that the initial reaction was one of GREAT worry. However, the MRI scan that revealed the tendonitis is not as bad as it could have been, hopefully far from it and he hopes that with complete rest and the proper rehabilitation he can return in November.
Santa Cruz told the Lancashire Telegraph "I've been forcing the injury in the last few weeks, playing with injections.
"I've reached a point where I had to decide if I should continue but run the risk of having to stop for two or three months, or if I should stop now and see if the injury gets better.
"I'm sad not to be there (with the national team).
"I don't like having to make a decision like this, but in the long term it means that I should be ready for games in November."
Santa Cruz will miss the Premier League matches with Reading and Tottenham Hotspur, along with the Carling Cup tie with Portsmouth but hopes to return for the November 3rd Premier League match with Liverpool, followed a week later by the visit to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.
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