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Watford's on-loan Udinese defender Neuton suffers ankle injury in training
Watford are continuing to assess Neuton after the defender was injured in training yesterday.
It has been confirmed the Brazilian has twisted his ankle but it is early days and the extent of the problem is still being assessed.
The 22-year-old, who has started Watford’s last six matches, left training on crutches with his ankle strapped as a precautionary measure.
It is not yet known whether Neuton will be fit to face Peterborough United on Saturday but if he is ruled out, it may open the door for Nyron Nosworthy to return to the team.
The defender has missed the Hornets’ previous three games but has played twice for Jamaica since Friday, scoring his first international goal in last night’s 4-1 win over Antigua & Barbuda.
Along with Cristian Battochio, who played for Italy Under-20s on Saturday, Gianfranco Zola was pleased to see Nosworthy back in action, but admitted the circumstances of his return were not ideal.
“It’s good because Nyron was out for three games and needed to get back and also Cristian,” Zola said yesterday. “The fact that they went and played for their international team has helped them, although for Nyron obviously he’s played two games away, has got a long journey back and jet leg and everything and it’s not ideal for him but for Christian Battochio it’s been very good.”
Asked whether Nosworthy would be considered for Saturday – and speaking before news of Neuton’s injury – Zola said: “I will think about that and consider just before the match because I need to see his condition.”