Watford say it's too early to assess Almen Abdi's injury but he is out of the Brighton & Hove Albion clash

Watford Observer: Too early to assess Abdi's injury but he's out of Brighton clash Too early to assess Abdi's injury but he's out of Brighton clash

Beppe Sannino believes bringing on Almen Abdi last night was still the right decision despite the midfielder suffering an injury set-back.

The Hornets have today said it is still too early to assess the extent of Abdi’s injury but confirmed the player will miss Sunday’s Championship game with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Abdi has an unusual foot injury which leads to unexpected sharp pains which has made his rehabilitation very complicated.

The ex-Switzerland international had several mini set-backs during his four-months out but appeared to have turned a corner after making three consecutive outings from the bench.

Head of medical Marco Cesarini continually stressed Abdi’s recovery wasn’t complete and that there was the risk of him still suffering pains in his foot.

And the ex-Udinese midfielder came on during last night’s match at Nottingham Forest but was forced off 14 minutes later due to the injury.

After the game, head coach Sannino said: “He felt a sharp pain on his foot. All week he was good and for me it was the right decision to have him on the pitch. We will assess him tomorrow and see.”

When asked if the pains have been happening regularly and whether this was the worst in a while, Cesarini replied: “He was ok all week and this pain was a bad one so he couldn’t carry on. We will assess him.”

On the disappointment for both the player and medical department, Cesarini added: “You can imagine the situation. But we want to respect the player and see what happens next week.”

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3:24pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Harry's Bar says...

Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
Should have been taken off as soon as it went. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 3

3:31pm Fri 31 Jan 14

andyandyandy says...

Out for the season. Get well soon.
Out for the season. Get well soon. andyandyandy
  • Score: 7

3:33pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VOReason says...

Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
[quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-( VOReason
  • Score: -12

3:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

francowatford says...

I felt proper sorry for Abdi, you can see from the determination on his face that he wants to heal and maybe he could be putting on a brave face because he wants to get out on the pitch and rescue the golden boys from their poor perforances. The camera men zoomed in on him when he was sitting next to Fessi and the look said it all,,,gutted. I'm going to send Abdi a get well card! GET WELL DUDE!! WFC FANS ARE ALL BEHIND YOU!!
I felt proper sorry for Abdi, you can see from the determination on his face that he wants to heal and maybe he could be putting on a brave face because he wants to get out on the pitch and rescue the golden boys from their poor perforances. The camera men zoomed in on him when he was sitting next to Fessi and the look said it all,,,gutted. I'm going to send Abdi a get well card! GET WELL DUDE!! WFC FANS ARE ALL BEHIND YOU!! francowatford
  • Score: 22

4:13pm Fri 31 Jan 14

SAHornet says...

VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable. SAHornet
  • Score: 15

5:00pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Wimbledonhorn says...

VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
Absolutely not in his mind. Have you ever suffered from 'Plantar Fasciitis'? It's really painful and difficult to recover from unless you don't use your feet for several months....
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]Absolutely not in his mind. Have you ever suffered from 'Plantar Fasciitis'? It's really painful and difficult to recover from unless you don't use your feet for several months.... Wimbledonhorn
  • Score: 14

5:47pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Bonser Out says...

VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
Tool.

It is not in his mind. I suffer from Plantar Fasciitis and I can tell you it is very painful. Abdi will be fit when he is ready, there is no time scale with this condition. It could be career ending, that is why everyone who understands the injury is so concerned.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]Tool. It is not in his mind. I suffer from Plantar Fasciitis and I can tell you it is very painful. Abdi will be fit when he is ready, there is no time scale with this condition. It could be career ending, that is why everyone who understands the injury is so concerned. Bonser Out
  • Score: 9

7:26pm Fri 31 Jan 14

VOReason says...

SAHornet wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.
Ok mate ...

I knew you would have been in the know!

I love games where you have no access so I don't have to read your opinionated cr@p based on watching 5 games a year

What did you think of our performance v Bournemouth away?

I love oversees fans but if you are out of the loop don't judge the side on your limited access ... You think you are the font of all knowledge when actually due to your circumstances you are an arm chair fan
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.[/p][/quote]Ok mate ... I knew you would have been in the know! I love games where you have no access so I don't have to read your opinionated cr@p based on watching 5 games a year What did you think of our performance v Bournemouth away? I love oversees fans but if you are out of the loop don't judge the side on your limited access ... You think you are the font of all knowledge when actually due to your circumstances you are an arm chair fan VOReason
  • Score: -10

8:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

EltonForever says...

See here VOReason, an overseas fan has as much right to comment as anyone else. You didn't have to be in Australia to know that England got walloped in the recent Ashes series - and why.

Just because you may be lucky enough to have regular access to Vicarage Road does not make you the font of all knowledge either.
See here VOReason, an overseas fan has as much right to comment as anyone else. You didn't have to be in Australia to know that England got walloped in the recent Ashes series - and why. Just because you may be lucky enough to have regular access to Vicarage Road does not make you the font of all knowledge either. EltonForever
  • Score: 6

8:35pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Hornet Cornet says...

SAHornet wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.
How Would you describe the pain then?
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.[/p][/quote]How Would you describe the pain then? Hornet Cornet
  • Score: -1

8:49pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Bonser Out says...

Hornet Cornet wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.
How Would you describe the pain then?
Worse than one of your poems.
[quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.[/p][/quote]How Would you describe the pain then?[/p][/quote]Worse than one of your poems. Bonser Out
  • Score: 7

9:57pm Fri 31 Jan 14

JohnnyHornet says...

SAHornet wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.
I've had it and it took bl00dy ages to go, about 3 years it was also excruciatingly painful when it played up and believe me it hacks you off because it also affected my hip by trying not to put too much weight on the foot
[quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.[/p][/quote]I've had it and it took bl00dy ages to go, about 3 years it was also excruciatingly painful when it played up and believe me it hacks you off because it also affected my hip by trying not to put too much weight on the foot JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 4

10:05pm Fri 31 Jan 14

matey_from_brighton says...

VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
you are.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]you are. matey_from_brighton
  • Score: 3

8:26am Sat 1 Feb 14

SAHornet says...

VOReason wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.
Ok mate ...

I knew you would have been in the know!

I love games where you have no access so I don't have to read your opinionated cr@p based on watching 5 games a year

What did you think of our performance v Bournemouth away?

I love oversees fans but if you are out of the loop don't judge the side on your limited access ... You think you are the font of all knowledge when actually due to your circumstances you are an arm chair fan
I wasn't going to respond VOR because your post was so irrational and ill thought out but I do just want to point out, if you haven't noticed already, that all of the above mentioned comments from other posters point to the fact that most on here see you in the same light as I do. Where I live has nothing to do with Almen Abdi's condition. The fact that I and many other posters suffer from it shoulfd make it easy for you to see just how ridiculous your original post was and I quote, "It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. "
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.[/p][/quote]Ok mate ... I knew you would have been in the know! I love games where you have no access so I don't have to read your opinionated cr@p based on watching 5 games a year What did you think of our performance v Bournemouth away? I love oversees fans but if you are out of the loop don't judge the side on your limited access ... You think you are the font of all knowledge when actually due to your circumstances you are an arm chair fan[/p][/quote]I wasn't going to respond VOR because your post was so irrational and ill thought out but I do just want to point out, if you haven't noticed already, that all of the above mentioned comments from other posters point to the fact that most on here see you in the same light as I do. Where I live has nothing to do with Almen Abdi's condition. The fact that I and many other posters suffer from it shoulfd make it easy for you to see just how ridiculous your original post was and I quote, "It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. " SAHornet
  • Score: 6

8:27am Sat 1 Feb 14

SAHornet says...

Bonser Out wrote:
Hornet Cornet wrote:
SAHornet wrote:
VOReason wrote:
Harry's Bar wrote:
Should have been taken off as soon as it went.
It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it.

Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it

This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed

Hope I'm wrong :-(
You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.
How Would you describe the pain then?
Worse than one of your poems.
No, not quite that bad :-)
[quote][p][bold]Bonser Out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornet Cornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SAHornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harry's Bar[/bold] wrote: Should have been taken off as soon as it went.[/p][/quote]It's in his mind ... I'm convinced of it. Sannino and physios hoped he'd run it off/ snap out of it This would explain why hiss turn dates kept being delayed Hope I'm wrong :-([/p][/quote]You really are a jerk. Look up Plantar Faciitis and you might see how complicated the recovery is. I've suffered with it for years and just when I think that it's all cleared up, then bang, back it comes again without notice. The pain can be indescribable.[/p][/quote]How Would you describe the pain then?[/p][/quote]Worse than one of your poems.[/p][/quote]No, not quite that bad :-) SAHornet
  • Score: -1

12:26pm Sun 2 Feb 14

Chris the Vic says...

Time for a little common sense

This season is already over for us...we should have enough skill and talent available to stay up. Abdi is a vital part of the team going forward and he needs to be fully rested and brought back to fitness over the close season.
Time for a little common sense This season is already over for us...we should have enough skill and talent available to stay up. Abdi is a vital part of the team going forward and he needs to be fully rested and brought back to fitness over the close season. Chris the Vic
  • Score: 3

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