Defensive blows for Fulham
Thigh injuries rule out Hughes and leave Senderos doubtful
Last Updated: October 27, 2011 8:55pm
Aaron Hughes: Has already missed a month of Fulham's season with injury
Experienced defender Aaron Hughes has been ruled out for a fortnight as Fulham face a double blow ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash against Wigan.
Cottagers boss Martin Jol confirmed Hughes, 31, has picked up a thigh injury and revealed Philippe Senderos is a doubt after limping away from Thursday's training session with a similar complaint.
Former Northern Ireland international Hughes has only just returned to action following a recent lay-off and came on as a late substitute in the disappointing defeat to Everton.
""Hughes came on against Everton, never touched the ball and got injured again.""
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It is another setback for former Arsenal man Senderos, who has made just six league appearances since moving across London almost 16 months ago.
Jol said: "I feel Hughes' injury is because of the old injury.
"He has a thigh problem and before that it was his groin. It is the same area.
"He came on against Everton, never touched the ball and got injured again."
The Dutchman added: "Senderos was fit again, played [a practice match] against Millwall with a few other guys from the first team, and did well.
"We have to make an assessment."