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Last Updated: Sunday, 6 August 2006, 10:06 GMT 11:06 UK
Injury blow for Pompey's LuaLua
Lomana LuaLua
LuaLua was injured towards the end of last season too
Portsmouth striker Lomana LuaLua may miss the start of the season after suffering suspected ankle ligament damage in a friendly against Oxford.

The 25-year-old, who signed a three-year contract last week, will have a scan on Monday.

"The swelling suggests a fair bit of damage," said Portsmouth physio Gary Sadler after the game.

LuaLua added: "You don't know how gutted I am. Two weeks before the start of the season, can you believe it?"

The injury leaves boss Harry Redknapp with just Svetoslav Todorov and 4.1m record signing Benjani Mwaruwari as his senior striking options.

He may be forced to enter the transfer market following LuaLua's injury but has made little progress in his bids for Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe and Fenebache's former Arsenal forward Nicolas Anelka.



SEE ALSO
Oxford Utd 0-0 Portsmouth
04 Aug 06 |  Portsmouth
LuaLua signs new Portsmouth deal
28 Jul 06 |  Portsmouth


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