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Almost Another Broken Bone For Valencia

During Ecuador’s Copa América match with Paraguay on Sunday, Antonio Valencia hurt the ankle he broke last year. That injury against Celtic kept him out for months last season and there were fears a recurrence had taken place.

Thankfully, Ecuador’s team doctor, Tony Ocampo, has today confirmed that Valencia will miss just one game.

“[His opponent] stepped on his foot and very nearly fractured it again,”
he said. “He has a bruise on the spot where he has a titanium plate, he couldn’t put his weight on his foot, but the swelling has gone down about 40 per cent since Sunday. He won’t make it for Saturday but he’ll be there for Brazil.”

Ecuador play Brazil on July 13th.

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. King Eric says:

    Willie – Kudos for the mention mate. Appreciate that.

    Sachu – Ok. Cheers pal.

  2. King Eric says:

    Yeah where the fuck are tony starks and drew vadar?

  3. King Eric says:

    smartalex – Fuck them mate. You dont have to answer to anyone .

  4. willierednut says:

    King Eric – Posted this in the wrong thread lol. Haven’t seen Fze123 on here for a long time.

  5. berbatunday says:

    Thx Smartalex, let’s say l was not aware of Sachu’s earlier attack at you. His comment at JULY 6, 2011 AT 15:39 gave a reflection of my feelings this morning mainly because of Hammons and one other time you complain to someone about their punctuation and use of English little stuffs like that. Like l said earlier, in both cases you had valid points.
    In the case of Hammons, I just feel that was STR’s responsibility to allow/ or not allow someone to repeatedly post links to their website on his blog and that dragged for a while. Eventually, Hammons saw reason with you, after already leaving a foul/bad taste.
    Also, about the other guy (I don’t remember his name), reading comments that are not correctly punctuated is not easy for the rest of the readers and you called him lazy (and if my vague memory is right, you also called him a twat). A lot of people may be able to speak good English but not write in perfect English.
    In both situations, I like to apply a feature of the perfect market, that is freedom of entry and exit, this loosely implies that sometimes you just ignore some people and we all go through different things at different time or politely tell them their faults, it is left for them to make amend. Remember, you can force a horse to the river but you can’t force it to drink.

  6. smartalex says:


    I do appreciate your sensible advice. It is far more applicable to Sachu than to me.

    Plain and simple, I am being repeatedly attacked by Sachu today because he smells the blood that zibbie has been trying to draw since last night. Sachu has even attacked me on threads I have not commented on, and also attacks me when I am away for extended periods.

    Those who ignore these 2 posters and even chat with them when their horrific and baseless attacks are continuing unabated despite my refusal to be drawn into a thread destroying diatribe are sending very clear signals.

  7. berbatunday says:

    OK fair enough, United we stand divided they fall.

    Once again thanks.

    P.S. can STR put a like icon on comments, for us readers that are too lazy to type

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Titanium plate! What a stud.

    New chant!

    Secret Agent Man,
    Secret Agent Man,
    They gave you a titanium toe,
    and now you stick em in the Goe-l.

  9. willierednut says:

    A like icon? This isn’t Red rants. Surely, you’re not that emotional needy? Lol.

  10. scan74 says:

    Glad 2 see Tony all ok boy has suffered enough after missing most of last year

    thought he was excellent on his return be good to have the fella ready to go from the start of this season good player

  11. berbatunday says:

    @ willie lol, could be :) . Seriously, I came to the conclusion that l comment less because most things l would say have already been said, hence the light bulb that went on in my head (for the like icon). I shall crawl back to my shell. ciao

  12. RedDevil4Lyfe says:

    This is crap – they want him to be fit for Brazil at the expense of long term injuries – THis is ridiculous – think fergie should have a word with the ecuador FA and tell them to shove it where the sun dont shine..

  13. willierednut says:

    berbatunday – I was only messing around mate. No like icon though lol. :)

  14. Rai says:

    Smartalex – I posted on the Scholes/Rooney thread mate – Like King Eric said you don’t need to answer to anyone pal

  15. Sachu says:

    It seems you do not understand a simple thing.I do not have personal grudges against you but you always behave like a arrogant.
    Berbatunday gave another instance of attacking someone because he didn’t use punctuations now tell me who are you to attack or stop someone from posting.
    It was not surprising that you wasted so much time in finding my earlier post in which I attacked you.I was right then also and I ma right now also.You know smartalex there are many other posters apart from your so cAlled friends that have problem with you but they don’t tell it because they know if they tell your groupies will start attacking him and will stop from posting here.
    I used to contribute in this blog very much In the name of sketch but after your groupies was formed the blog never remained the same sO i stopped commenting here but I still read scott’s article and try to find some interesting comments.
    I again say this blog is great without you.

  16. JC says:

    Just remember guys… fighting on the internets is like competing in the Special Olympics, even if you win you’re still retarded.

  17. macheda is god says:

    that injury against *Rangers! not celtic :P

  18. bob says:

    I think there is something wrong with English football fans. Just because they don’t have any national pride, they seem to think their preferences override the player’s who they claim to care about and ‘love’ so much. do you even know what its like to live away from your homeland?
    When given an opportunity to connect with their cultural identities they take it.


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