Date: 8th October 2008 at 11:30am
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Dave Nugent’s Pompey career seems to go from bad to worse really, as the fella does not seem to get many breaks does he – apart from the injury enforced ones!

The striker has again been forced to go under the knife as he looks to put his troublesome groin problem behind him, which had already seen surgery performed in January. This latest setback will keep him out for a couple of months.

Harry Redknapp told The News: ‘David’s had a hernia operation which is disappointing for the lad, it really is. He hasn’t played since the start of the season.

‘The problem’s come up again so he had to go to London for an operation. Let’s hope it works this time.

‘It’s disappointing. We’ll just have to see how it goes.’

Hopefully this latest attempt at rectifying the problem can be a success and he can finally start pressuring for a 1st team spot again and finally show what he can do. Ok, the chances of him being that success with Pompey that we would want appear to be fading all the time, but if he can get himself fully fit you can never say never…

Whatever though, and whatever peoples thoughts are of the fella, one thing that he cannot help at all is being injured – so this cannot be held against him!

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Another Pompey player currently suffering with an injury is one that is slightly more important to our 1st team plans at the moment – Lassana Diarra.

Suspension saw him miss our win over Stoke at the weekend, but a troublesome knee problem probably would have seen him miss the game anyway. Now this knee problem has forced him to withdraw from the French squad for their world cup qualifiers.

Diarra will remain with the French medical team to be assessed during the international break before returning to Pompey where we will take over. The seriousness of the injury, and if he will be fit to face Villa a week Saturday, is not yet known – but stay tuned as we will keep you updated.

As ever, thoughts on all please guys…

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