Fulham FC and England will be without Bobby Zamora for a "minimum of four months" after the striker broke his right leg during Saturday's 2-1 Premier League win against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.
Zamora, who signed a new four-year contract at Craven Cottage on Friday, was forced off half an hour into the game following a challenge by Wolves captain Karl Henry. Manager Mark Hughes confirmed the break after the match and Zamora subsequently underwent an operation on Sunday. "The operation was viewed as successful by the surgeon and the fracture to the fibula was repaired," said a Fulham statement. "Ligament damage was also discovered and repaired during the operation."
Zamora, 29, won his first and only England cap in last month's friendly victory against Hungary but missed his country's opening two UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying victories against Bulgaria and Switzerland because of a thigh injury. He will now be unavailable for the visit of Montenegro to Wembley next month. Fabio Capello has also been denied the services of Jermain Defoe, who is expected to be out for three months with ankle ligament damage.
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