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Benitez Having Medical Despite Broken Leg

Wigan Athletic manager Steve Bruce is still keen to bring striker Cristian Benitez to the Latics and is having him flown in for a medical even though the Ecuador international is sidelined with a broken leg.

Chucho, as Benitez is known, broke his leg in training with his club, Mexican champions Santos Laguna, and this looked like it had put paid to the 8 million January transfer but after the intervention of Benitez close friend Latics winger Antonio Valencia it seems Bruce is willing to take a risk.

Valencia informed Bruce that the break isn`t as bad as first thought and Benitez will be back playing before the season is out, so with this in mind the player is on his way to the JJB to be assessed by the clubs medical staff and the possibility of still becoming Latics record signing this January

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Writer: Barry Worthington Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 30 2008

Time: 4:34PM

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Broken leg...flying DVT!?!?!? Insurance?
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30/11/2008 16:37:00

signing a player with a broken leg is a major gamble as he may not play again even if the medical is positive in its prognosis
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30/11/2008 16:41:00

Yeah whatever happens SB isn't stupid and I'm sure that all things will be taken into account whether or not this goes ahead.
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30/11/2008 20:05:00

thsi should go ahead.. a record signing with a broken leg who may not be able to play this season????? c'mon u've got to be joking
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01/12/2008 10:04:00


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