Bolton Wanderers FC midfielder Iván Campo could sit out the rest of the campaign after breaking a foot for the second time this season.
The former Real Madrid CF and Spain player sustained the injury in a challenge with Arsenal FC's Vassiriki Abou Diaby during Bolton's 1-0 FA Cup fourth-round defeat of the holders on Saturday. Bolton manager Sam Allardyce said: "Iván is more than likely to be omitted from the team until the end of the season because of that injury. The outcome is very serious for him and for ourselves."
The 31-year-old Campo also broke a foot in training in September, forcing him out for two months. "It is as bad, if not worse than the other injury. It is the same foot but on the big toe area rather than the little toe," added Allardyce, who has reinforced his midfield with another Spaniard, Oscar Pérez. The 24-year-old arrives on a free transfer having been released by Spanish third division outfit Córdoba CF. Bolton play Olympique de Marseille in the UEFA Cup Round of 32 next month.
©Reuters 1998-2010. All rights reserved.