Liverpool's Martin Kelly will be out of action for at least six months and will require surgery on a knee injury.
Former Everton midfielder Kevin Sheedy believes early detection has saved his life after surgery to treat his bowel cancer was deemed a success.
Íker Casillas, Real Madrid
Fulham's Mahamadou Diarra could face up to five months on the sidelines amid fears he has damaged cruciate ligaments.
Liverpool midfield general Lucas Leiva in action at Upton Park
Frank De Boer, Ajax Amsterdam
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