says nothing will stop him playing against #ArsenaFCl
on Saturday despite revealing he suffered ankle ligament damage in #Watford
’s 1-1 draw with #FulhamFC
The striker admitted to playing the #PremierLeague
clash at Craven Cottage with three broken toes and he was in the wars again when Timothy Fosu-Mensah caught him with a studs up challenge.
Fosu-Mensah was fortunate to avoid being sent off for the foul and #Deeney
’s subdued reaction perhaps prevented more severe punishment being handed out.
Deeney completed the full 90 minutes in the draw and says he will receive a painkilling injection to ensure he is fit to start at the #EmiratesStadium
. “It wasn’t the height of the foul, it was more his knee going through my ankle, so there was a bit of ligament damage there,” Deeney told BBC 5 Live. “It is nothing an injection can’t help and it will take more than that to stop me playing against #Arsenal
away.” Deeney’s refusal to allow injury to keep him from playing was clear against #Fulham
as he played through the pain barrier of broken toes.
The injury was picked up after a robust training ground challenge the day before the game and Deeney once again had an injection to play.
He shed further light on the nature of his injury, with the 30-year-old revealing one of #WFC
’s younger contingent had got carried away in training. “Two toes are broken now, one has healed. A young lad did it on Friday. A few lads said to him [about tackling on a Friday before a game], I just gave him a look that he needed to leave me alone for a minute,” he said. “He is a good lad, one of the first team players and I do not want to throw him under the bus because he is one of the young lads. “He was just trying to impress and get himself in the team. It wasn’t much but he stood on my toes. It is nothing an injection won’t heal and I have to have another one before Arsenal at the weekend.” #Watford1881 #Premiership #WeArePremierLeague #WeAreWatford #Pozzo #GoldenBoys #EPL #BPL #TheVic #VicarageRoad #Hornets #JaviGracia #Gracia
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