Kit Symons’ Fulham will assess Jack Grimmer’s injury that he sustained during the 1-0 League Cup victory over Wycombe Wanderers, after the defender was stretchered off in the second half.
The 21-year-old went to ground following a strong tackle by Garry Thompson in the 62nd minute, and he was later taken off after a lengthy treatment to his Achilles.
Speaking in a news conference after the game, the Whites manager Kit Symons couldn’t decide the extent of the injury, saying that scan results will reveal how long the player will be sidelined.
He said, “We’re still waiting to find out but it looked a nasty one. I don’t want to say too much yet but we’ve got our fingers crossed for him.”
Grimmer’s injury woe was the only negative thing to take from a game mostly dominated by the hosts and won by the guests. A fabulous second-half strike by Alex Kacaniklic three minutes after Grimmer’s injury was enough to see off a challenging Wanderers side.
Wycombe came close on several occasions, Thompson fired over from five yards after he was set up by Anthony Stewart, while Danny Rowe failed to capitalise on Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, who fumbled a free kick by Joe Jacobson.
The manager said he was happy with the win, heaping praise on a solid back-line that ensured a clean sheet.
“I think it always is. These are really tough games.
“Wycombe put us under a lot of pressure with balls into the box and we had to defend resolutely, which we did. I think the difference is last year I’d be expecting something to fall for the opposition, today we defended manfully, the back four were excellent, Marcus in goal was very, very good’’.
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