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Wellington Silva Out of Action for Ten Weeks

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The injury curse refuses to fuck off

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It's happened again, Ladies and Gents.

The injury crisis that continues to plague Bolton Wanderers has struck once more, as Neil Lennon revealed in his belated press conference today that the Brazilian winger will face over two months on the sidelines with a hamstring tear.

The injury occurred during the first half of the Whites' latest disappointing defeat, at home to Birmingham City, on Tuesday night. Wanderers were already a goal down, courtesy of Paul bloody Robinson, when Silva picked up the ball on the left and drove into the box with it.

He went down as he entered the box under the pressure of Birmingham defenders but he wasn't awarded a penalty, instead the goon of a referee thought he dived.

He booked Silva for it as he limped off the pitch.

Now with the news coming through of his lengthy injury, it's clear that Silva didn't dive and he in fact went to ground because his hamstring tore in half.

Now the Arsenal loanee will spend an expected 10 weeks out injured, meaning he probably won't be back until the end of December at the earliest - my bet being on he'll make his return in our first match in the FA Cup.

If my calculations are correct, Silva will miss about 11 matches, starting with the must win game against Leeds United on Saturday.