Fissure in Hazard’s fibula: goodbye to the City and the Classic

first_imgReal Madrid alarm. Eden Hazard He suffers a fissure in the right distal fibula and will be on leave for at least two months. Belgian player he left the pitch limping in the 67th minute of the match against Levante. As soon as he reached the bench, ice was applied to his right ankle. Zidane was clear at the end of the match: “It doesn’t look good about Eden. It’s more than a blow, and also where he has his injury.” This morning, after the relevant medical tests, the bad news has been confirmed with the medical part of Real Madrid: After the tests performed today our player Eden Hazard by the Medical Services of Real Madrid has been diagnosed with a fissure in the right distal fibula. Pending evolution. Goodbye to the City and the ClassicAlthough the estimated recovery time, which could be more than two months, is not established, the Belgian is safe for the first leg against the City (Wednesday, February 26) and the Classic before him Barcelona (Sunday, March 1). The return to the English team is March 17, which would not reach.After being 83 days off for the perimaleolar contusion suffered on his right leg against PSG in the Champions League, Hazard disputed two games, against Celta de Vigo and Levante, showing good physical tone and winning competition pace for a key week in which the Real Madrid is measured at Manchester City and Barcelona.last_img read more

Dreier’s letter for agents draws fire

first_imgSupporters of Ramos and Compean say the two men were only doing their job securing the country’s borders and the case is indicative of what they consider the Bush administration’s soft stance on immigration reform. Dreier’s spokeswoman, Jo Maney, said the congressman had been monitoring the agents’ case since the beginning. “He has already been in contact with the Department of Justice,” Maney said Monday. Dreier, she added, was meeting with a delegation from Lebanon and unavailable to comment. Some of the agents’ supporters said Dreier’s move was hypocritical, in light of his past support for guest worker programs. Dreier supported Bush’s 2004 guest-worker initiative, arguing on his Web site that it did not amount to amnesty because it would not “grant automatic and immediate legal status” to illegal immigrants. Bush’s plan would have allowed illegal immigrants to pay a fee and join a temporary worker program, and those who chose to stay and pursue citizenship would have had to get in line behind those who had already begun the process. But in May 2006, Dreier came out against a Senate bill that incorporated the president’s guest-worker initiative, supporting instead House legislation that included the building of a border fence and no temporary worker provisions. Another pet project of Dreier’s, the creation of so-called counterfeit-proof Social Security Cards, was first proposed by TJ Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council. “As far as building a fence along the border, more secure IDs and more Border Patrol agents, he has always been in support of that,” Johnson said. But Don Silva of Save Our State, an anti-illegal immigrant group, said Dreier’s letter was motivated by political survival. “He doesn’t give a rip about Ramos and Compean,” said Silva. “He’s come out in favor of \ programs before. But the Ramos and Compean case is so universally condemned, you would be a complete moron if you were a congressman in a Republican district and were not in favor of reviewing this.” Maney denied that Dreier’s signing of the letter had anything to do with criticism from the far right. “As I said, he has been following the two agents’ situation since the beginning,” said Maney, adding that Dreier has opposed all “amnesty-granting” legislation in the past. fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rep. David Dreier’s recent support for two imprisoned U.S. Border Patrol agents – a cause celebre among anti-illegal immigration activists – has not endeared him to some of those lobbying for the agents’ release. The Glendora Republican sent a letter last week, along with fellow Republican Congressmen Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin and Lamar Smith of Texas, urging President George W. Bush to review the case of agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean and, “if appropriate,” grant them pardons. Ramos and Compean are each serving more than 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of shooting a fleeing, unarmed drug smuggler while patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas, in February 2005. Federal prosecutors said the agents violated the Mexican national’s civil rights and then tried to cover up the incident. last_img read more