defensive injury


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defensive injury

An injury to the fingers, hands, wrists or extensor surfaces of the arms in an attempt to ward off an assault by another person. Such injuries include abrasions, bruises and other forms of blunt trauma, cuts, fractures, gun shot wounds, and lacerations.
See also: injury
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But the Black Cats have got a huge class gap to overcome, carry little threat and, if reports of their defensive injury crisis are even half true, Martin O'Neill will have all 10 outfielders digging fox holes on Kieren Westwood's 18-yard line.
Summary: Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United can handle a defensive injury crisis despite the fact Rio Ferdinand could be out for the season.
Ferguson, who is struggling with a defensive injury crisis at United, said: "I always wanted to get Paolo here but it was impossible.
MANCHESTER United tackle Wigan at Old Trafford tonight with Sir Alex Ferguson admitting he would have gladly accepted being two points adrift of Chelsea in the depth of his defensive injury crisis.
With Ferguson's defensive injury problems starting to ease, the United boss is now looking to build some momentum heading into the second half of a campaign which could yet end with his side being crowned champions for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Barclays Premier League season.
4 SIR Alex Ferguson joked that he had to play the "smallest centrehalf in the world" after his Manchester United shrugged aside a defensive injury crisis to beat West Ham.
Micky Adams is hoping to sort out Coventry City's exacerbated defensive injury worries in time for Monday night's televised home date with Colchester United.
Sheffield United midfielder Phil Jagielka will again start at centre-back due to ongoing defensive injury problems.
BELGIUM have a defensive injury crisis for their Group H showdown with Tunisia tomorrow.
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DUNDEE UNITED boss Jackie McNamara believes his squad can cope with a defensive injury crisis ahead of their trip to face League Cup winners Aberdeen on Sunday.
CELTIC'S defensive injury crisis ahead of their Champions League qualifier against Cliftonville at Solitude tonight has led to an early recall to action for Efe Ambrose.