Cairney was forced to pull out of the Scotland squad earlier this week for their upcoming games against Belgium and Albania and Jokanovic admitted the injury is a setback for the Cottagers. Tom Cairney profile page, biographical information, injury history and news By Gavin Mccafferty, Press Association Sport 15:28 29 Aug 2018, updated 18:29 29 Aug 2018
Tom Cairney admits he's hoping that he will wake up one morning and the knee injury that has plagued him all season will have disappeared, but for now it's all about managing the injury. Fulham captain Tom Cairney is facing a month on the sidelines with an ankle injury. The midfielder could be out until October with the problem he suffered in last Sunday's 4-2 win over Burnley. Tom Cairney Latest News Choose date and time: Fri 22 May Thu 21 May Wed 20 May Tue 19 May Mon 18 May Sun 17 May Sat 16 May Fri 15 May Thu 14 May Wed 13 May Tue 12 May Mon 11 May Sun 10 May Sat 9 May Fri 8 May Thu 7 May Wed 6 May Tue 5 May Mon 4 May Sun 3 May Sat 2 May Fri 1 May Thu 30 Apr Wed 29 Apr Tue 28 Apr Mon 27 Apr Sun 26 Apr Sat 25 Apr Fri 24 Apr Thu 23 Apr Wed 22 Apr ×
Skipper Cairney is still struggling with a knee injury while the game comes too soon for striker Fonte, who has only just returned to training. Cairney, meanwhile, suffered a set back in his recovery from an ankle injury he picked up against Burnley back in August, missing the 5-1 defeat to Arsenal despite playing for most of the second half of their defeat to Everton. This table lists all players who are injured, sick and suspended, and those, who are at risk of facing suspension. Fulham hope Tom Cairney will join the matchday squad "soon" after taking part in first team training over the international break. Slavisa Jokanovic full transcript: Fulham boss on Burnley win, Tom Cairney's injury and Mitrovic; The 27-year-old missed a large chunk of last season as he struggled to gain fitness after suffering a knee injury in pre-season, and his absence was clear to see as Fulham struggled in the first half of the season. Tom Cairney has pulled out of the Scotland squad through injury. The skipper has been out since the 2-0 win over Ipswich in August with a knee injury, something the club have been very careful in managing over the course of the season so far. MORE STORIES; Fulham's Tom Cairney withdraws from Scotland squad due to ankle injury. Speaking at a press conference, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic said: “Tom Cairney and Rui Fonte are out, you know about Lucas … Tom Cairney suffered a foot injury during the 4-2 victory on Sunday and was replaced by Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa on 78 minutes. Tom Cairney will be missing from the Fulham line up once again when his side travel to South Wales to take on Cardiff City in what is a massive game for the Cottagers.