Bad news for Sporting today as there are fears Marat Izmailov could face a further surgery to his right knee. It is the same problem that forced Izmailov to miss a year of action until he returned in April last season.
For now the Russian midfielder, who has started the season of well with 3 goals, is being allowed to sit out training, before further assessment on his knee.
According to Record though, Izmailov will require a further operation to that knee that has plagued him through his career. A further surgery now would almost certainly but him out of action until at least sometime in 2012.