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Looks like Lescott will be out for a while:

?It?s not an operation, it?s a series of injections to help strengthen the knee some more.?

Michael Ball all over again?

Maybe we should sell him with a crocked knee and then wave money owed to us when the buying club pleads poverty only to announce a £20 million spending spree a few weeks later?
Dan Parker, New York, US     Posted 10/05/2008 at 14:25:19

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Roy Coyne
1   Posted 11/05/2008 at 00:13:33

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According to what I read, he will be fit for pre-season training, so where's the panic?
Dave Jeanrenaud
2   Posted 11/05/2008 at 00:14:57

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I don’t think he will be missing any Everton games at all and that includes the Newcastle game. In fact he has not missed a game for us since he signed!

He had a bad knee injury a few years back at Wolves and it would appear that these injections are precautionary in order to avoid a repeat injury.

I fully expect Joleon to be lining up (at centre half) on the first day of the new season.
Paul Conatzer
3   Posted 11/05/2008 at 02:21:15

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It might be steroids, or it might be something called synvisc... it adds fluid to the knee joint... or something like that...
Dan Parker
4   Posted 11/05/2008 at 03:15:29

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Can footballers take steroids? Isn’t it performance enhancing?
Paul Conatzer
5   Posted 11/05/2008 at 05:18:43

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It?s not metabolic steroids, which are different. It?s cortosteroids, which have fairly long history of medical use... I had a few in my knee and shoulder..and trust me... I wasn?t winning any medals after...
Paul Conatzer
6   Posted 11/05/2008 at 05:22:29

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Hope this makes it a little clearer

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Tony Part
7   Posted 11/05/2008 at 09:18:20

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You cant really put Michael Ball in the same category as Joleon Lescott surely?
Lescott has barely missed a game for Everton in two years and is far more of an immense athlete than Michael Ball ever was who missed more than his fair share of games every season.
Alan Rodgers
8   Posted 11/05/2008 at 09:47:10

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According to the Daily Post, Lescott has played in 95 consecutive games. If he never played for us again he would still have given great value. A tremendous buy and well spotted by DM.
Nelly Blythe
9   Posted 11/05/2008 at 11:32:19

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Dan Parker are you for real ?!?!.......sell Lescott indeed..I’ll have a pint of what you’re drinking mate !!
Steve Williams
10   Posted 11/05/2008 at 11:59:14

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Lescott’s dodgy knee has been public knowledge for years.

It was so bad that he almost had to quit whilst at Wolves but the surgeons did a good job and JL worked hard.

The deal to EFC almost fell over because of the state of his knee. EFC’s point was that it was a bit of a mess; Wolves’ point was yes, but it hadn’t worsened since the original injury and he’d played 100 games since then.

Consequently he has his knee scanned periodically to see what movement there has been since the first scan post-operation. Clearly over this last year there has been a bit of ’loosening’ in the knee that they are doing something about to stabilise it in readiness for next season.

You see, its all about management, and whilst far from perfect, EFC and JL are managing his health and fitness - both should be applauded not criticised.
Dan Parker
11   Posted 11/05/2008 at 18:12:20

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I wasn’t suggesting we sell him, no way. Was just thinking back to the joke scenario in which we sold Michael Ball because he had a dodgy knee.

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