Vieira Breaks Fletcher's Leg

Last updated : 07 October 2007 By Editor

"I played on for about five minutes but I had to come off.

"At first I thought it was just a bad kick and I hoped I'd be able to run it off. But the pain got gradually worse and eventually I couldn't put any pressure on it at all.

"I've fractured the bone at the top of my leg but it didn't go all the way through the bone. If it had, it would have been a lot more serious.

"But I have to give it as much time as possible to let it heal. I can't come back too quickly, although it is getting better all the time.

"It's a four to six weeks healing process and it's been about three weeks already. It's frustrating, but these things happen and I have to be patient and wait for my chance."