Dempsey eases fears
CHICAGO: Fulham striker Clint Dempsey will not require surgery to repair his injured right knee, the English Premier League side announced on Tuesday, easing US fears that he might be lost for the World Cup. Dempsey, who plays forward as well as attacking midfielder, suffered moderate ligament damage but an MRI scan indicated there was not a torn ligament and that he might play for Fulham before the end of the season. That means he should be healthy when the Americans face England on June 12 in their World Cup opener in South Africa.
Senderos mulls switch
LONDON: Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos believes a loan move to Celtic could help resurrect his dream of playing for Switzerland at this year’s World Cup in South Africa. “I am very honoured that a big club like Celtic are interested in me and a loan deal right now would suit me perfectly,” said Senderos, who has fallen down the Gunners central defensive pecking order behind William Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen. “My
main priority is to get back playing regular football,” said Senderos. “Hopefully something will be in
place over the next few days but I’ll wait and see.”