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Up To Two Months For Akpo

Wednesday have been dealt a blow with the news that star striker Akpo Sodje could be missing for up two months.

The former Port Vale man started the season in electric form with two goals in the first 17 minutes in the 4-1 victory over Burnley before he was dealt a blow just minutes later in hobbling off the pitch after pulling up injured.

And scan results have now shown that Wednesday could be missing their start striker for up to two months of the season.

'He may have ruptured one of the tendons just behind the knee,' Laws told the Sheffield Star.

'We are going to have to have further investigations before we can get a full diagnosis and length of time he'll be out, though I have to say it's going to be for while - at least a month, probably up to a couple of months.

'It's a massive blow for us.'

Wednesday fans will be hoping for a swift return to action for Francis Jeffers, to plug the gap left by Sodje, although Leon Clarke could be given another chance against Rotherham United on Tuesday night.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 11 2008

Time: 2:52PM

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forget clarke and won't be long before jeffers pulls up yet again leaving us just Tudgay and Burton we need to bring in at least one new striker b4 the transfer window closes if we're gonna have any chance of building from the promising pre-season and opening game
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11/08/2008 15:18:00

Terrible news and this is where we will discover our cover is inadequate,unless jeffers can remain fit and i think everyone would agree that is doubtful. in my mind the perfect replacement would be Cameron Jerome who is down the pecking order at birmingham now,if only the takeover had been completed earlier we may have had funds to get such a player. in reality we will have to go with what we have and the truth is without Sodje our attack is mediocre at best. it would be great to see clarke and jeffers prove us all wrong but i just can't see it happening.
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11/08/2008 15:40:00

Tudgay and Burton can do a good job over next two months, no probs, with clarke and Jeffers as back up. Lets not get down about it already
Aston Owl
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11/08/2008 16:17:00

too late Aston,i'm down already with the news. we look a different team when akpo is leading the line,without him we look ordinary. i think we still need 1 class championship striker to complete our jigsaw.or we need to stay injury free for the next 2 months in attack.
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11/08/2008 16:29:00

If you buy injury prone players like Sodje and Jeffers than don't be suprised when they get injured. Only one way you can go now , down and into a relegation battle. enjoy your few minutes of glory.
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11/08/2008 16:36:00

well we can't go up any further being top and all that. as for enjoying the glory oh we are,very very much thanks.
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11/08/2008 16:48:00

When did Beattie last stay fit for a whole season??
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11/08/2008 16:51:00

I'd have a punt on Clarke stepping up to the plate and give us a physical presence up front whilst Akpo is out! Where is Slusarski now anyway, does anybody know, I'd settle for him on a 3 month loan!!
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11/08/2008 16:56:00

sb you muppet.
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11/08/2008 17:01:00

unbelieveable how can i club b so unlucky with injuires year in year out. my view is get sularski in if fit a loan deal till jan would b ideal.surely we can afford that.
carlton owl
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11/08/2008 17:04:00

i'm just waiting for the "blackwell out" brigade to start up, oh the joys of being top!!!
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11/08/2008 17:35:00

'enjoy your few minutes of glory'..... as oppose to all those glory days over at piggy lane bluntblunt??? muppet
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11/08/2008 17:50:00

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha im just waiting for the injury excuses to come flowing in.
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11/08/2008 17:58:00

In other news, Geoff "a few days away" Sheard proved once again he was talking out of his backside.
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11/08/2008 18:12:00

did u c blackwell on sat he was nearly crying u lost get over it
carlton owl
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11/08/2008 18:19:00

Ok, it's a blow but we'll have get over it. If ever a challenge was thrown down in front of Big Leon this is it. Leon, if you want to play at this level show us what you can do. Go on big man! Oh and bluntblade I'm just glad Billy Sharp chose your club and not ours. Two million on a league one player. As for everyone else if we had the money Cameron Jerome would be great, didn't we have him briefly at our academy? D'oh! Since we don't have any money lets just support the team hope we make through the next two months.
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11/08/2008 20:13:00

i'm just waiting for Beattie to break his leg, that should be funny, watching your season go t*ts up bfl
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11/08/2008 22:05:00

if i myt say wont it big leon hu set up tudgays goal against da pigs hehe. i think dat dis is da ryt time 2 give him a chance. its just our luk wiv injuries but will just have 2 keep taking it a game at a time. yes it myt only b 1 game n were top but were r u piggies. super siper kev........ super kevin philips lol come on u owls lets just luk 4wrd 2 wolves n go on from der
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11/08/2008 22:45:00

parden spell mistake super super kev super kevin philips hehe u piggies r goin dwn
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11/08/2008 22:47:00

gutted. I think Akpo could be the difference between mid-table and playoffs this season. I just read on bbc website that its knee tendon damage. Hope he has a speedy recovery
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11/08/2008 23:12:00

Akpo needs to instill a bit of Sodj-iness in Clarke. A bit more determination (and a lot more confidence) and Leon'll be fine
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12/08/2008 08:40:00

what do you feed them at swillsborough? it must be all that pig swill and pig pie thats causing all these injuries. another sick note at the club to join jeffers.
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12/08/2008 15:28:00

nice one bfl - you have such a command of the english language. Where do you come up with your witty comments.
Radon Barrier
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12/08/2008 16:33:00


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