• Rodallega's knee injury not as serious as first feared
• Martínez: 'We are delighted … it is outstanding news'
The knee injury sustained by Wigan's Hugo Rodallega against Everton is not as serious as first feared.
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Martínez had feared the worst when the Colombia striker was carried off on a stretcher late on in their 3-1 defeat to Everton. However, his medical team have reassured him there is no serious damage.
"After the challenge we felt it was going to be a ruptured ligament so we are delighted," the Wigan manager said. "The scan has come back very positive. There are no ruptured ligaments and the meniscus is fine, all the structures in the knee are fine.
"There is some bone bruising and the knee will take a little bit of time to get back to normal but it is outstanding news we are not going to be missing him anywhere near what we expected after the game.
"All the work Hugo has done on a daily basis allowed him to get away with what was a very strong challenge. It is impossible to predict how quickly he will return because we rely on his knee and how quickly he can settle and go back to work. But it will be nothing compared to the 12 to 15 weeks we expected."