Wintry worries for woeful Latics
Wigan were dealt a treble blow this week when they were well beaten in an early relegation six-pointer at West Ham at the weekend, and followed that up with a tame Carling Cup exit at Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Worse news followed as it was revealed that young striker Victor Moses dislocated his shoulder shortly before half-time and is likely to be out for up to three months.
The Latics contributed to their own downfall at West Ham when substitute Mauro Boselli’s weak spot-kick was saved with the score at 2-0.
The Hammers scored a third before Tom Cleverley’s well-taken consolation, a goal Cleverley admitted he would have “swapped for three points – any day of the week.”
Antolin Alcaraz’s 42nd-minute own goal sent the Latics on their way to a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates in the Carling Cup quarter-final.
Moments earlier, England under-21 international Moses was stretchered off and boss Roberto Martinez said: “Victor fell very awkwardly and straightaway you could see that he had dislocated his shoulder.
“We sent him straight to hospital and we will assess him over the next few days. Unfortunately we are looking at anything between four to six weeks.”
Boselli also limped out of the Emirates action with a knee injury, and Martinez added: “We’re going to send Mauro for a scan but it doesn’t look positive. When you have to come off with a knee problem you always fear the worst”
Wigan host Stoke City in the EPL this coming Saturday afternoon.
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