Tough Fadiga has a major injury

Coventry boss Iain Dowie says Khalilou Fadiga has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, which could end his career.

Coventry boss Iain Dowie says Khalilou Fadiga has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, which could end his career.

The 32-year-old Senagalese midfielder collapsed in a heap late in Coventry's 4-0 defeat against Preston on Saturday.

"For a lad of his standing in the game, and his age, it is a massive blow," said Dowie.

"He has had a tough time of it. His mum died recently but he got back and got his fitness up, had his first start for us last week and now this."

Dowie had given the former Bolton star a rest after his recent first start for the Sky Blues but was keen to see Fadiga in action as he pondered whether to offer him a contract extension in the summer.

"He is a quality player, no doubt. I wanted to see him so we could make a decision in the summer but it's a very serious injury. Whether he can come back from it, who knows?"

Fadiga was introduced as a substitute 20 minutes from the end of Saturday's capitulation to Preston but was carried off. - BBC

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