Eto'o's Injury

Discussion in 'Barcelona' started by hoss23, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. hoss23

    hoss23 Member

    Mar 3, 2003
  2. elchico

    elchico Member

    Dec 13, 2003
    Lebanon
    Terrible news :( The Ronaldinho-Eto'o-Messi connection was an essential part of what brought us the Double two years ago...ever since, they haven't had the chance to play together for an extended period!
     
  3. astabooty

    astabooty Member

    Nov 16, 2002
    China
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    oh well. this is what henry was bought for. also, gio and boban will be there. two months isn't so bad.
     
  4. Lucho-the-Legend

    Nov 9, 2004
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Two months isnt bad when you have coverage not named Santi or Eidur!
     
  5. elchico

    elchico Member

    Dec 13, 2003
    Lebanon
    Wasn't there a news story that Bojan was staying with Barca B? What's up with that?
     
  6. Lucho-the-Legend

    Nov 9, 2004
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    He will be interchangeable. Meaning he trains with Barca senior, plays for B but is available for the senior squad when needed.
     
  7. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Sonamabitch!


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    Well, I'd been against the signing of Henry before it happened.
    More meaningful now, eh.
     
  8. Richarded

    Richarded Member

    May 16, 2006
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    SHIT!... well, good thing we got henry.
     
  9. 35mmMessiah

    35mmMessiah Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Canuckville
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Montserrat
    Yeah, awful news. :(
    At least we do have proper re-enforcements this season and should be ok for the next while. I still hope he has a speedy recovery, Eto'o is an integral part of the squad and he'll be missed.

    Bonne chance mon ami!
     
  10. malicia

    malicia New Member

    Sep 11, 2006
    a cold dark place
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Friendlies must die.

    Ok, I guess it could happen in a match too, but.
    I feel so bad for him, it took him so long to get back to form last year after such an incredible season. I can't even imagine how it must feel. (although Puerta's death puts it into perspective).

    Well, I guess FR's choices will be easier.
     
  11. USCule

    USCule Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    This may be a blessing and a curse.

    Picture this: Henry takes over the striker position and absolutely goes nuts on scoring goals. (he's thierry henry after all)

    it's mid-october/november and Barca's on top of the world in first place.

    what happens when Mr. Eto'o comes back? He's going to want to play (and start) right away.

    What is Frank Rijkaard to do?

    I sure hope the "we're best friends, we all like each other" line everyone's been saying is actually true. it could get interesting upon his return.
     
  12. NattyBo

    NattyBo Member+

    Apr 30, 2004
    Nunya
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    This is kind of ************. We needed Eto'o to start the season with Henry coming off the bench and then starting when Eto'o was off at the African Nations Cup.

    Now he'll be healthy just in time to go play for Camerooon.
     
  13. Omideyi

    Omideyi Member

    Dec 13, 2004
    London
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Nigeria
    yeah these are my thoughts too. 2 months takes us into November, and Eto'o didn't exactly make the speediest return to health and full fitness last year, so I'm guessing 2 months is the conservative estimate. which takes us more into Nov-Dec territory.

    ah well, I too was against Henry coming, but boy am I glad he's here now. haven't been all that impressed with Henry so far, but now he has a chance to change all that. and as has already been mentioned, this gives a great opportunity for Gio to do his thing too
     
  14. jfcule

    jfcule Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    And maybe Bojan can get some minutes as well
     
  15. TexasBarcaFan

    TexasBarcaFan Member

    Aug 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    You have to wonder about the psychological factor once he returns. Will he be as aggressive as before knowing he's had two serious injuries in less than two years? There is plenty of depth on this team to sustain them through this. However, Etoo's passion on the field will be missed.
     
  16. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Surgery for Eto'o as further tests discovered that the tendon tear is complete, not partial as had been first diagnosed.
    Surgery to be Saturday morning.
    link to SPORT

    Where's Snoop? :(
     
  17. Lucho-the-Legend

    Nov 9, 2004
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    FC Barcelona

    Does this extend his time off?
     
  18. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    As of now it looks like two months is still the length of time he'll be out.
    The surgeon, Dr. Ramon Cugat, and Barca club doctor Ricard Pruna are to hold a press briefing after the 11am operation to inform how the procedure went so we'll likely get an updated time-table then.
     
  19. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    One-hour surgery was successful, but Dr. Cugat said we won't likely see Eto'o in a game for three months; two to recover before he can step onto the training ground. Will likely return in December.
    SPORT
     
  20. El Guero Sin Fe

    Sep 27, 2006
    San Francisco
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    This is so painful. Is it the same leg that was injured last season?

    I can't help but think that if one of our stars had to get injured, I'm glad it was Eto'o. Let's face it: he never really recovered from his injury last year, and seemed completely out-of-sorts in many matches towards the end of the season. Mediocre pre-season as well.
     
  21. PARAdoxx

    PARAdoxx New Member

    Mar 1, 2007
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  22. montoya040

    montoya040 New Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Is Gudjohnssen still injured? He can take Eto's spot.
     
  23. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
  24. hoss23

    hoss23 Member

    Mar 3, 2003
    I saw Gudjohnssen in the stands on Sunday...his best position.
     
  25. Rakim_22

    Rakim_22 Member

    Manchester United
    Netherlands
    Sep 6, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Dang...Guddy Mob gets NO LOVE! I don't see what the dilleo is with you guys and him. If he wants to ride pine all season then be my guest.
     

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