Jimenez, Diop, Traore: Fulham injury list and return dates ahead of Premier League clash against Bournemouth
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The Cottagers sit 13th in the Premier League - seven points above the drop zone - but being dumped out of both cup competitions also means the season could fade into obscurity. Is it too soon to suggest Fulham have nothing to play for?
As it stands, Silva’s side are 10 points behind a potential European place so, unless they hit a relentless run of form, that appears unlikely. Fans may want to settle for an upturn in performances after not having much to shout about in recent weeks.
Getting players back from injury would be the first step in doing exactly that, with the Cottagers nursing several casualties on the treatment table. Here is a list of who should miss the clash against Bournemouth this weekend and when supporters can expect them to return.
Raul Jimenez - Hamstring
Jimenez picked up a hamstring injury during the goalless draw with Everton. He was ruled out for an initial three weeks so is unlikely to feature on Saturday. As the focal point of the attack, Silva needs him back soon. Possible return date: Man United (February 24)
Harry Wilson - Shoulder
Another player who has become vital to making Fulham tick. Silva also expected the midfielder to miss the next “two to three weeks” before the game against Everton. He will play no part this weekend. Possible return date: Man United (February 24)
Issa Diop - Hamstring
Diop, like Jimenez, has picked up a hamstring strain. It is not thought to be serious but he did miss last weekend’s game at Burnley. The 27-year-old has endured a frustrating stop-start campaign. Possible return date: Unknown
Adama Traore - Hamstring
Will Fulham fans ever get to see their summer signing? He is yet to start a game wearing Cottagers colours - playing just 17 minutes since August. Silva revealed last week he is training with teammates but is unknown when the winger will return. Possible return date: Unknown