Coventry City were
today waiting for news of Noel Whelan who was carried off during last nights 2-1
home defeat against Manchester United.
The former Leeds striker fell awkwardly at the edge of the pitch during the first half
and was in great pain.
He was taken straight to hospital for x-rays on his right leg. It was thought he may
have broken a fibia but it now believed that he has strained ligaments.
There was no word from the City training camp today but Whelan could be out of action
for up to a month.
That means that John Aloisi, who scored Citys goal against the treble winners, is
set to start in the clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
"Hopefully it is Noels ligament at the top of his ankle but we shall have to
wait until we get the results back from the tests."
The City boss was again happy with his sides workrate and praised new boy Robbie
Keane who was up against Japp Stam.
"He was up against top class defenders and he gave them a torrid time. His
movement was excellent and he never allowed them a moments peace.
"I am disappointed for my players. In the first half the two wide players fell too
deep and that meant we couldnt support Robbie enough.
"Manchester United are probably the best side in the world at the moment. Someone
tell me the last time they were out-played in a match you have to compete to the
full and we did that.
"Their first goal from Paul Scholes did take a bit of a deflection but it is
amazing how the top teams get lucky!"
City defender Mo Konjic, who came on as a second half sub, has been linked with a move
to First Division side Manchester City.