Swansea City have received an injury boost with the news striker Wilfried Bony will only be out for ten days.
Bony limped off during Swansea’s 1-0 defeat to Valenica in the Europa League with what was later confirmed as a hamstring injury.
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup had feared the club’s record signing would be out for ‘several weeks’ but further tests have revealed otherwise.
It has been confirmed that the Ivoirian international had sustained a Grade One tear and will be out for just over a week.
Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o will be out of action for about two weeks, the club said on Friday.
The 32-year-old Cameroon international was stretchered off during Chelsea's 1-0 defeat away to Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Manager Jose Mourinho said Eto'o had suffered a "grade one muscular injury" to his hamstring.
Eto'o has scored four goals for the Blues since joining from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer.
Meanwhile, Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has expressed his worries about Wilfried Bony's hamstring injury.
Hull City have been dealt a major blow after Sone Aluko was today ruled out until February with a torn Achilles. Having missed the win against Sunderland last week after struggling in the warm-up, the striker underwent scans this week to determine the extent of the problem.
Manager Steve Bruce said he expected Aluko to miss up to 10 weeks. It is believed the injury may be linked to the Achilles problem that sidelined him for the second half of last season
"We’ve had some bad news today. It was confirmed that Sone Aluko has torn his Achilles slightly," Bruce told his press conference today. "That’s put a dampener on everything. He broke down in the warm-up last week and it’s been confirmed there’s a tear in his Achilles that will keep him out until at least February.
Everton striker Arouna Kone is set to have an operation on a knee cartilage problem which could rule him out of the rest of the season.
The Ivorian international was injured in the 2-1 win over Hull on 19 October and last week manager Roberto Martinez revealed it was more serious than first thought.
Everton have confirmed Kone, who turns 30 next week, will need surgery and although no timescale has been placed on Kone's recovery the club believe it will significantly impact the part the forward plays in the rest of the season.
"We had disappointing news (in that Kone) will need a bit of a period away," said Martinez. "We need to give him a lot of support because he was enjoying his role when he came on against Hull and then he got a nasty incident that is going to keep him away for a long time.