UK time is: 21:22:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wigan Athletic - Alcaraz Faces Lengthy Lay-Off




Wigan Athletic defender Antolin Alcaraz is facing a long period on the treatment table after a scan revealed that the Paraguay international has a ruptured calf muscle.

Alcaraz left the field of play after 37 minutes of Saturdays game with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, at first it appeared to be a pulled calf but the scan has shown a much more serious problem.

First assessments say that he could be out for a minimum of 6 weeks, with 8 - 12 weeks more likely, obviously Latics boss Roberto Martinez is shocked at the extent of the injury and length of time he will be without one of his key players.

Speaking to the Wigan Evening Post Martinez said: "We`re hoping he`ll only be out for six or seven weeks, but the worst-case scenario is two months, maybe even three"

"You have to be very, very careful when it comes to soft-tissue injuries, because if you come back too early you are risking further damage, it is a major, major blow for us and we are going to miss Antolin badly over the next few weeks."

"Probably it`s a message from Antolin`s body that enough is enough, and that he needs a little bit of a regeneration period - which we`ll make sure he gets."

"You cannot blame the player or the medical department in this instance"

"You have to blame the manager and I take full responsibility for what happened.

"Because of the injuries in the squad, I had to take a bit of a gamble and unfortunately we got punished extremely harshly.

"All we can do now is help Antolin to recover fully and make sure he is back fit and raring to go for the remaining two-thirds of the season."




Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate


















Latics and Proud



Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 24 2011

Time: 10:43AM

Your Comments

oh no
Mike Leigh
oh no
Mike Leigh
We need a centre back now!
worbo
We need a centre back now!
worbo
gohouri is he fit yet?
Mike Leigh
gohouri is he fit yet?
Mike Leigh
We probably should have kept Steven Caldwell, at least until a replacement was ready..
nummeratten
We probably should have kept Steven Caldwell, at least until a replacement was ready..
nummeratten
We'll have to try and make a move in the transfer market now - even if it is only a loan!
MagicMartinez
We'll have to try and make a move in the transfer market now - even if it is only a loan!
MagicMartinez
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Archived Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 176
2. Oscarbon 156
3. Marksparko 128
4. Pauvre Jean 89
5. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 81
6. Noel Wards Leg 81
7. scotdave 75
8. legolad 75
9. Lazysid 73
10. Thorpyness 71

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Burnley 2 - 0 Wigan
Wigan 3 - 0 Reading
Wigan 0 - 1 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 0 Leeds Utd
Wigan 2 - 2 Leicester City
Bolton 1 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Burnley 44 25 14 5 34 89
3. Derby County 44 24 9 11 30 81
4. Q.P.R. 44 22 10 12 15 76
5. Wigan 43 20 10 13 15 70
6. Reading 44 18 13 13 12 67
7. Brighton 44 17 15 12 12 66
8. Forest 44 16 17 11 7 65

Breaking League News

LUFC Youngster in England squad for Euro finals
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:13:00
LUFC Butland - Leeds spell will help me
Leeds Utd : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Upson - Positive Focus Required
Brighton : 23/04/2014 20:04:00
Final 2 games for Seasiders
Blackpool : 23/04/2014 20:01:00
DRFC Neill extends stay with Rovers
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 18:54:00
DRFC Rovers win Meite appeal
Doncaster : 23/04/2014 18:41:00
Fox Grabbing His Chance
Charlton : 23/04/2014 18:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the Match v Burnley
Suggested By:  Disappointed Ted
Ali Al-Habsi 2%
James Perch 7%
Emmerson Boyce 7%
Leon Barnett 35%
Stephen Crainey 0%
James McArthur 7%
Jack Collison 0%
Jordi Gomez 0%
Jean Beausejour 14%
James McClean 0%
Marc-Antoine Fortune 14%
Callum McManaman 7%
Rob Kiernan 7%