Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The 31-year-old has not played a first-team game since last August, when he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon moments after coming on as a substitute against Tottenham. Sidibe then snapped the tendon again in training in February, ruling him out for the rest of the season and into this campaign. Again he battled back to fitness and yesterday's reserve game against Port Vale offered him another chance to stake his claim for a first-team return. But, after scoring midway through the first half in a 6-2 victory, Sidibe collapsed in agony on the halfway line in the 72nd minute after appearing to twist his knee and was treated on the pitch for several minutes before being carried off. The full extent of the injury is not yet known but Pulis, who signed the Mali international at the end of his first spell as manager in 2005, will give Sidibe all the time he needs to recover. The Potters boss said: "He's had a scan but there's still a lot of blood there. If it is long term, Mama's contra...
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