Meulensteen fears Fulham injury crisis

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen admits they enter the festive programme facing an injury crisis. Meulensteen is wrapping Aaron Hughes and Fernando Amorebieta in cotton wool.

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen admits they enter the festive programme facing an injury crisis.

Meulensteen is wrapping Aaron Hughes and Fernando Amorebieta in cotton wool.

Injuries to skipper Brede Hangeland and Philippe Senderos leaves Fulham with just two fit centre-backs for the Boxing Day clash at Norwich City.

Meulensteen said: "Philippe won't be fit for the Norwich and Hull games. We need to assess him to see if he will be available to face West Ham.

"I really hope nothing will happen to Aaron and Fernando against Norwich because that could cause problems against Hull.

"We've got one or two back-up options with players who could do a job there, like John Arne Riise, but then if something happened to Aaron Hughes we would have two left-footed centre-backs, which is not ideal."

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