Leading surgeon expects Kane to miss Euro 2020

first_imgEngland captain Harry Kane is unlikely to be fit for Euro 2020, a leading orthopaedic surgeon has said.Kane went under the knife on Saturday to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring and the club have said they expect him to resume training in April.However, his participation at this summer’s tournament was plunged into doubt earlier this week when Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho raised the possibility of Kane not being fit until next season.And although Chris Wilson, one of the country’s prominent doctors in the procedure, has no specific knowledge of Kane’s case, he says patients generally require six months recovery before they are back playing.“I would expect it to be six months before he could return to action,” Dr Wilson, who has performed the same operation 75 times, told the PA news agency.“There is a big range of opinion because it is such an uncommon procedure and some surgeons may say quicker.“If the repair was good and sound, the first six weeks he will be nursing the repair and doing very little.“Six to 12 weeks, providing everything was OK, he will be doing basic strengthening exercises.“At three months you would start a normal hamstring rehabilitation that you would do if you got a tear in the middle of the muscle.“If I was talking to a top-level footballer I would want to manage their expectations and say I wouldn’t anticipate them being fit and playing normally in a game for six months following the surgery.“If it was me I would say aim for getting fit for pre-season training. I am aware in Harry Kane’s case they have been saying April or May – I have to say I would be very surprised.”Kane has a history of defying medical opinion to return quickly from a string of ankle ligament injuries.Dr Wilson, who is the surgeon for Championship sides Cardiff and Swansea and has operated on Olympic athletes, has urged caution with Kane’s recovery, even if he is feeling good.“There is a risk of recurrence,” he said. “When you do a hamstring repair, you’ll tell the athlete there is a risk of re-rupture.“Coming back too early increases the risk of re-rupture. There is no getting around that.“Most of the surgeons will say it will take at least three months before he is doing some normal running and training.“He may defy expectations. If it was me, I would say forget playing before six months, no matter how good you feel.“His surgeon may be a bit more relaxed about it and say, ‘Get to three months and see how he is’.”With a summer tournament just five months away, where England play their three group games on home soil, Dr Wilson says Kane’s surgeon could come under pressure to give him the green light to recover.“It’s not impossible (he could return sooner), maybe with a repair of the single tear,” he said.“It is not really a set science. The surgeon will know how strong the repair is.“The club’s staff may be pecking away at the surgeon. I have had this with footballers and rugby players, they may say, ‘Look he is fine, why are we holding him back?’.“The trainers shorten the recovery, with the intensity of input they may get him back in three or four months, who knows, but personally I would be very surprised.”last_img read more

APNU/AFC has continued to fail in Government

first_imgDear Editor,The APNU+ AFC coalition government campaign platform was racial unity and the promise that the coalition would ensure that no Guyanese is discriminated against. As such, over 20, 000 persons in Region Six voted for the coalition government.That was just another method to just make people feel that the coalition government would treat Guyanese equally; this is another promise that is not being fulfilled. Despite over 10,000 Indo-Guyanese residents of Region Six voted for the coalition government.Just imagine, the monument site at Palmyra is still incomplete after several years. A few ministers came weeks before 5th May as a smoke screen to lie to Indo-Guyanese about the coalition government’s failure to erect this monument. Social Cohesion Minister George Norton said this project would have been completed for May 5th 2018. But I realize that PM Nagamootoo, who also promised to complete it since last year, is an ‘authentic rubber stamp’ who is powerless and does nothing to represent Region Six. Reason why is because Amna Ally at Fyrish, Corentyne said that Region Six did not vote for us, but the coalition government is still spending in the region. This is an insult to the residents of Region Six, and Minister Amna Ally should remember that taxpayers money is being spent, not her personal monies.We should congratulate the Indian High Commissioner and Government of India to ensure that the respect of the East Indians is not being tarnished by the APNU/AFC coalition government.Sincerely,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

‘He’s the most complete footballer of the last 30 years’ – Liverpool fans on Gerrard’s decision to leave

first_img Steven Gerrard will call time on his Liverpool career this summer Steven Gerrard’s decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season has sent shockwaves throughout the world of football, with tributes pouring in for the Kop legend.Reds’ fans have reacted with dismay at the news that the captain will move on, ending his 26-year association with the club, and below are just some of the most poignant messages. 1last_img

Protection agency to be scrutinized in wake of Tahoe fire

first_imgCARSON CITY, Nev. – Governors of California and Nevada agreed Thursday to form a panel that will determine whether policies to protect Lake Tahoe may have worsened the impact of a wildfire that destroyed 254 homes and other buildings.California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons decided in a phone call Thursday to work together on the blue-ribbon commission, said Schwarzenegger’s communications director, Adam Mendelsohn.In a letter to Schwarzenegger, Gibbons said the two states must determine whether the policies of an environmental agency created in the 1960s to protect lake clarity had inadvertently endangered Lake Tahoe residents.Gibbons said the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is vital, but “the property rights and protection of human life is paramount.” “We recognize from the backlash in the community that there’s a disconnect between our policies and the reality on the ground,” Cowen said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gibbons added that he didn’t believe that the agency created by both states, Congress and then-President Nixon in 1969, “was ever intended to put the life and well-being of residents of the Lake Tahoe area at risk in order to ensure the scenic beauty of the area.”California state Sen. Dave Cox, a Fair Oaks Republican whose district includes South Lake Tahoe, first proposed the commission after the Angora fire hit the Tahoe area just before the July 4 holiday.The TRPA has emerged as a favorite target for those seeking to assign blame for the devastating fire. Many Tahoe residents say the agency overstepped its original mission by adopting strict policies that include fining homeowners thousands of dollars for cutting down trees from their own properties and even putting limits on where residents can rake pine needles.The TRPA’s executive director, John Singlaub, says he’s been shocked by the public backlash. He says the agency’s board has made fire safety a priority, including allowing homeowners to increase defensible space around homes and reduce the threat of a catastrophic fire.On Tuesday, Jeff Cowen, community liaison for the TRPA, said the agency fully supports and expects a comprehensive look at fire management in the Tahoe basin following last month’s blaze.last_img read more

Kobe’s 38 lifts Lakers to victory

first_imgOAKLAND — Kobe Bryant scored 10 of his 38 points in the final 4 1/2 minutes, and Smush Parker added a career-high 24 in the Lakers’ 110-104 victory over the slumping Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Jason Richardson scored a season-high 37 points and Baron Davis got his fifth career triple-double for the Warriors, but Bryant took over the fourth quarter with four quick baskets in a tight game. With two late free throws, the NBA scoring leader fell just short of scoring 40 points for the sixth time in seven games. Kwame Brown had a season-high 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who won for the fifth time in six games. Golden State lost its fifth straight, falling two games under .500 for the first time this season. Neither team took a double-digit lead in the longtime California rivals’ first meeting of the season, but the Lakers pulled ahead 102-96 with 4:27 to play on Parker’s three-point play and Bryant’s long jumper. Bryant got testy with Warriors forward Mike Dunleavy midway through the third quarter. When Dunleavy hit Bryant in the face while trying to block the Laker superstar’s layup attempt, Bryant screamed and pointed at Dunleavy before Davis separated them. Mickael Pietrus scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting in his return to the Warriors’ lineup. Pietrus missed the last 23 games since Nov. 21 with a sprained ligament in his right knee, though he also returned to the court wearing a large sleeve on his left elbow. Richardson scored 23 points and Davis added 17 in a first half nearly free of defense. Bryant’s 18 kept the Lakers within 60-59 at halftime, with Parker getting 17 points and Brown matching his season high by halftime with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita After two more baskets, Bryant then put the Lakers up 108-102 on a long jumper with 1:17 to play before soaring back to the bench in an arms-spread imitation of an airplane. Bryant clearly wasn’t looking ahead to Monday, when Shaquille O’Neal returns to face the Lakers at Staples Center for the second time since getting traded to Miami. Golden State got within four points when Parker missed two free throws with 28 seconds left, but the Warriors then missed three shots on the same possession to end it. Davis had 24 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for the Warriors’ first triple-double since Mookie Blaylock did it on March 24, 2001. Richardson hit five three-pointers, but couldn’t come through in the final minutes. The Warriors are in a prolonged skid for the first time since acquiring Davis at last season’s trade deadline. Golden State’s offense, never fluid even when it was winning, has degenerated into 48 minutes of spot-up jumpers and poor rebounding. last_img read more

ERRIGAL COLLEGE TO HOST ITS INAUGURAL 5K RACE AND WALK

first_imgLetterkenny’s Errigal College will hold its inaugural 5K Race & Walk on Thursday 2nd May 2013 at 7.30pm.The accurate and athletic Ireland approved route will be both enjoyable and challenging for both runner and walker.It starts at Errigal College and stays left via Hospital roundabout, Oatfield roundabout to Ballyraine Road, along the Ramelton Road, up past the Church of the Irish Martyrs, up Gortlee & Lower Carnamuggagh to emerge onto the New Industrial Park Road, finishing at the entrance to the Donegal Hospice. This is a great chance to try out those new runners for the NW10k on the following Sunday as the race/walk will take in some of the 10k route.The school is encouraging young and old to take part.Entry fee for runners is €8, for walkers €5 & students €5. Changing facilities and refreshments are available at the College.The prizes for runners are kindly sponsored by Brendan McGlynn & Associates and the Quiet Moment Tea Rooms & Sandwich Bar. There will be spot prizes for walkers.  Registration in the College Gym from 6.30pm Errigal College would like to thank the Donegal Athletic Board and members of Letterkenny athletic Club for their invaluable assistance with the event. ERRIGAL COLLEGE TO HOST ITS INAUGURAL 5K RACE AND WALK was last modified: May 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5kerrigal collegelast_img read more

Congresswoman Sanchez hits the road with UPS

first_imgWHITTIER – Clad in a brown UPS uniform, Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood grabbed a bar and swung herself up into a tiny passenger seat in a UPS vehicle before heading out to her next stop in Lynwood. Sanchez spent most of Thursday traveling roads and freeways in the Whittier area in a brown van to get better acquainted with three UPS franchise stores run by individual owners. The ride-along was also tied in to a pending bill Sanchez has before Congress that increases the amount of money small business owners can borrow under the federal micro-loan program. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Gary Rowett ends uncertainty after penning new deal with Derby

first_imgDerby manager Gary Rowett has signed a new contract with the club to end any uncertainty regarding his future.The 43-year-old has been heavily linked with the vacant managerial position at Stoke after the Premier League strugglers sacked Mark Hughes on Saturday shortly after their humiliating FA Cup defeat at Coventry.However, the Rams announced on Tuesday that Rowett has put pen to paper on a new three-and-a-half-year deal at Pride Park, just 10 months after he was appointed by the Sky Bet Championship club.A club statement read: “Derby County are delighted to announce that manager Gary Rowett has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with the club in pursuit of a return to the Premier League.“Discussions about extending the 43-year-old’s contract began in early December when it was clear that he had demonstrated his ability to galvanise and motivate the squad, dramatically improve individual and team performance, structure and organise the back-office functions to leverage the club’s superb facilities, strengthen the connection between first-team and the academy and, of course, to deliver significant results against teams at all levels in the Championship.“The board of Derby County are thrilled with Gary, and his on-and-off field teams’ contributions, and feel it is therefore appropriate to secure his services for the longer term.”Rowett, who made more than 100 appearances for the Rams as a player, told the club’s website: “I am thrilled to extend my contract with this great club through to 2021 and I have thoroughly enjoyed being back at Derby County.“I am looking forward to the future and helping to guide Derby County back to the Premier League, where it belongs.”Rowett took over at Derby in March following the sacking of Steve McClaren, signing a deal until the end of the 2018-19 campaign.This season he has led the Rams to second in the Championship on the back of 11 victories in the last 16 league matches. 1 Rowett signed a three-and-a-half-year deal just ten months after being appointed Derby manager last_img read more

Javi Gracia highlights need for VAR after Watford’s draw with Everton

first_imgSuccess was through on goal at the time of the incident, with Mina – already on a yellow card – taking the Watford forward out without touching the ball as the last man of Everton’s defence.The general consensus is that Mina was facing a second caution and sending off due to the incident, but his foul was not called and the Colombia defender remained on the pitch for the entire match.“I prefer not to say anything about the referees,” Gracia said. “If VAR was ready today the result would have been different. I’m very proud of my players.” huge blow “To concede in the last minute is tough to accept but we’ll continue in the same way with the same attitude.“Only some difficult decisions to accept changed the game in the first half. After that the team was confident playing the same way.”Earlier this year, it was confirmed Premier League clubs have agreed ‘in principle’ to the introduction of VAR in England’s top flight from next season. 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move He slightly touched the ball before Gomes regained possession Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Javi Gracia has bemoaned the lack of video assistant referees in the Premier League after Watford were held to a draw at Everton in a match in which the Hornets were clearly on the wrong side of some poor officiating.Kevin Friend and his team allowed Everton’s opening goal to stand despite Theo Walcott influencing play from a clearly offside position, before they failed to call a foul for Yerry Mina’s challenge on Isaac Success. 4 ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Walcott was in an offside position when Andre Gomes played the ball REPLY 4 Watford got back into the game on the back of an excellent second half performance, with a Seamus Coleman own-goal levelling the tie before Abdoulaye Doucoure sent the visitors in front a few moments later.However, Lucas Digne curled a fine free-kick past Ben Foster to secure the hosts a share of the spoils in the last minute of injury time.“It’s difficult to accept because in the second half we dominated,” Gracia admitted after the match. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 no dice Gomes played the ball across the face of goal for Richarlison to fire home Digne’s free-kick was a stunning way to rescue a draw for Everton RANKED MONEY REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Football News Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED BEST OF last_img read more

Premier League stars who loved to score against a singular club

first_img 7 Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ But Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison struck to win it for the Foxes and once again questions have been asked about Spurs’ temperament when they get into winning positions.One positive Spurs fans can take is that Kane got back on the scoresheet – and what a finish it was.The England captain somehow struck the ball into the net as he clattered onto the floor after losing his balance.The striker kept up his remarkable record against the Foxes, scoring his 14th goals in 13 games against in all competitions against the club –  four more than he has versus any other side in his professional career.In light of his phenomenal record, talkSPORT.com has identified ten other Premier League players who also love to score against a singular club… Tottenham Hotspur’s awful week finally ended at the weekend as they threw away another lead, losing 2-1 to Leicester.Harry Kane put Mauricio Pochettino’s men 1-0 up, just as he did in their 2-2 Champions League draw with Olympiakos, and they thought they had scored another before Serge Aurier’s strike was eventually ruled out by VAR. Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Robert Pires vs TottenhamApps: 12Goals: 8Arsenal’s mercurial wide-man always made his mark in north London derbies.The Frenchman scored in seven of his first eight appearances against the Lilywhites, including in a 2-2 draw which sealed his side the title at White Hart Lane in 2004. Michael Owen vs NewcastleApps: 10Goals: 13Owen only failed to score against what would be his future club twice, while playing for Liverpool and in an eight minute cameo off the bench for Man United.The former England striker terrorised the Tyneside club with a hat-trick at St James’ Park in 1998/99 and he went onto hit two braces and another hat-trick in his next three appearances against them.Les Ferdinand vs EvertonApps: 12Goals: 10Ferdinand netted more against Everton than any other side.In the first campaign where he scored more than 20 goals, he bagged a hat-trick against the Toffees at Goodison Park.He would go onto regularly score against them for QPR, Newcastle, Tottenham and Leicester.The legendary forward had a handy record against Spurs too, scoring seven 10 goals in 12 appearances against his former club. 7 Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Drogba loved to score against Arsenal Getty Images – Getty on target 7 targets update 7 Getty Images appointed Aguero has been a thorn in the Chelsea side for years 7 Luis Suarez vs NorwichApps: 6.Goals: 12It’s pretty common knowledge that Suarez has an absolutely absurd record against Norwich.The Uruguayan’s netted an incredible four against the Canaries at Anfield in 2013/14, before striking once in the return game at Carrow Road.In the two previous season he also helped himself to hat-tricks.Eric Cantona vs Manchester CityApps: 8Goals: 8The flamboyant Frenchman scored in six of his seven matches against his club’s bitter city rivals.The forward only ever lost against the Citizens with Leeds before he decided enough was enough and decided to go on full on rampage mode against the Sky Blues. PEP TALK Getty Images – Getty center_img 7 AFP rookie error Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Emmanuel Adebayor vs TottenhamApps: 15Goals: 10The Togolese striker never disappointed for Arsenal when coming up against arch rivals Tottenham, netting in seven of the nine north London derbies he played in.But as well all know he has become a hated figure among the Gunners support following his move to Man City –  and later Spurs – in his career.Adebayor failed to score against the Lilywhites just once when playing for Manchester City, but he did score a Champions League double against them during his short loan spell with Real Madrid in 2010/11.He didn’t manage to net against Spurs in his solitary appearance for Crystal Palace. statement latest Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Adebayor celebrates his strike in 2007 Getty Cantona scored several goals in the Manchester derby Pires was a north London derby specialist Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Ferdinand loved to score against the Toffees Ruud van Nistelrooy vs NewcastleApps: 10Goals: 11Van Nistelrooy struck twice in each game against Newcastle in his opening campaign in England before scoring a hat-trick in the next and two more in the following matches.He also found the net against the Magpies in several cup matches, including twice in the FA Cup in 2004/05.Sergio Aguero vs ChelseaApps: 19Goals: 15Aguero has been a menace against Chelsea for the best part of a decade, scoring in over half of the matches he’s played against the Blues.His brilliant record against the west Londoners started with a Champions League double for Atletico Madrid in 2009/10.Since then the Man City man has two hat-tricks and a pair of braces against the club. stalemate Getty Images – Getty Robin van Persie vs StokeApps: 12Goals: 11The Dutch marksman became the first player in English football to score in eight successive league appearances against a single opponent when he netted against Stoke in February 2014.His first against the Potters was a winner in a third round FA Cup tie and he only failed to score against them on his first league outing for Arsenal and in two appearances for a United side on the decline.Didier Drogba vs ArsenalApps: 15Goals: 13Drogba was only ever on the losing team against Arsenal once – the last appearance of his first spell for Chelsea – and he has himself to thank for his brilliant record against the Gunners.The bullish forward scored in five league games against Arsene Wenger’s men – with three of them doubles.The Ivorian also scored against them in the in the FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield. He will forever haunt Wenger and Gunners fans. 7 Kane somehow managed to find the back of the net despite falling to the ground as he shot Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more last_img read more