Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez will have to wait and see whether Franco di Santo is fit for the foreseeable future. The striker from Argentina has been a key figure in Wigan’s recent change in fortunes. However he limped off the pitch with a calf problem on Saturday, leaving Wigan with a 2-1 loss against Fulham.
The team seem to be dropping like flies. Not only has Martinez potentially lost Franco, Hugo Rodallega has been sidelined for an extended period of six weeks over a knee injury. Hopefully fans don’t lose faith and keep an eye on proceedings as they play poker.dk. The team need all the support they can get.
Franco is to be scanned by medical staff to assess the damage. It looks as though any issues will prevent the striker from taking part in their next match against Newcastle.
Speaking to the Evening Post. Martinez said: “Franco felt his calf midway through the first half and you can understand that feeling after the demands on him and the rest of the team recently.”
The injury couldn’t have come at a worse time, as Wigan were beaten by Fulham. “We had a few knocks and bruises going into the game, and unfortunately Franco wasn’t able to continue.”
Speaking of what caused the injury, he explained it was “too much football in a short period of time.”
It can’t be helped, but it certainly won’t aid Wigan’s position in the league if he is down for a long time. Martinez says that they will assess the situation, and fingers crossed he will be prepared to play next week.
Martinez was also quick to compliment the fans who came out to see the match on Saturday, lamenting the teams failure to reward their support with a victory. “The travelling support was amazing once again on Saturday and, going into the final stages of the game, we could really feel their energy.”