Manager Roy Hodgson confirmed in his pre-match press conference on Friday (March 4) that Watford duo Ismaïla Sarr and William Troost-Ekong have suffered muscle strains and will miss Sunday's clash against Arsenal (March 6, 2pm KO).
Sarr picked up a hamstring problem late on against Manchester United last weekend, and has been rehabilitating this week. Troost-Ekong has suffered a similar injury, and both will be out “for the forseeable future” according to Hodgson.
“It’s a muscle strain, the same with Troost-Ekong,” said Hodgson, 74, of Sarr. “It’s going to keep them both out of the equation for the foreseeable future, but I don’t know how long exactly.
“It’s not a minor thing, it’s not a knock, both have muscle strains, and that can take anything from a week to four weeks to recover from.”
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