'I'd never invent an injury to avoid playing for Brazil'
'I'd never invent an injury to avoid playing for Brazil'

Russia's Zenit football squad forward Hulk has said that "I would never invent an injury" to avoid playing with the Brazilian national team, as some critics have suggested. He said he was sure he would soon figure once again in the planning of coach Carlos Caetano Bledorn Veri, known as Dunga.

Bangladesh skipper faces race to be fit for India Test
Bangladesh skipper faces race to be fit for India Test

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim faces a race against time to be fit for the one-off test against India next month after the wicketkeeper-batsman was advised a week`s rest to recover from a finger injury.

IPL Technical Committee approves Corey Anderson's replacement
IPL Technical Committee approves Corey Anderson's replacement

 The IPL Technical Committee approved the replacement of injured Corey Anderson in the Mumbai Indians squad.

Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu to miss tie against Bayern Munich
Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu to miss tie against Bayern Munich

Spanish side FC Barcelona’s French defender Jeremy Mathieu will miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg match against German giants Bayern Munich due to a problem with his achilles tendon.

Benzema out of Madrid squad for Juventus clash
Benzema out of Madrid squad for Juventus clash

French international striker Karim Benzema hasn`t travelled with the rest of the Real Madrid squad for the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final away to Juventus on Tuesday.

Carlo Ancelotti hopeful over Karim Benzema fitness for Juve clash
Carlo Ancelotti hopeful over Karim Benzema fitness for Juve clash

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful of having striker Karim Benzema fit to face Juventus in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

Pakistan`s Rahat Ali out of Bangladesh Tests
Pakistan`s Rahat Ali out of Bangladesh Tests

Pakistan`s problem-filled tour of Bangladesh was hit by another injury as frontline paceman Rahat Ali was Saturday ruled out of the Test series, the fifth injury case related to the tour.

Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows taken to hospital

Vancouver Canucks forward Alex Burrows will miss Tuesday`s game four of the first round playoff series against Calgary after suffering an injury during the team`s practice earlier in the day.

Katrina Kaif continues shoot despite injury?
Katrina Kaif continues shoot despite injury?

Bollywood's Barbie Doll, Katrina Kaif is known for her professionalism in the industry. The actress doesn't deter from her commitment and is believed to have proved it yet again. According to reports, the actress got hurt while shooting but continued to work as a thorough professional.

No fracture for Man City`s David Silva
No fracture for Man City`s David Silva

Manchester City playmaker David Silva has not suffered any fractures despite appearing to have sustained a serious injury last weekend, the English champions said Monday.

Bayern's Ribery a doubt for Porto match, says Guardiola
Bayern's Ribery a doubt for Porto match, says Guardiola

France winger Franck Ribery is highly unlikely to recover from an ankle injury in time to feature for Bayern Munich in the Champions League fixture against Porto, coach Pep Guardiola said on the eve of the match on Monday.

Thiago Motta ruled out of Barcelona return
Thiago Motta ruled out of Barcelona return

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta has failed to recover from a thigh injury in time for Tuesday`s decisive Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Barcelona, the French club announced Sunday.

Gareth Bale injured days before Atletico decider
Gareth Bale injured days before Atletico decider

Real Madrid suffered what could be a huge injury blow ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday as Gareth Bale hobbled off with an injury just five minutes into their La Liga clash with Malaga on Saturday.

Bundesliga: Bernat injury blights Bayern`s win at Hoffenheim
Bundesliga: Bernat injury blights Bayern`s win at Hoffenheim

Bayern Munich could claim a third German Bundesliga title next weekend following Saturday`s hard-fought 2-0 win at Hoffenheim, but have fresh injury worries for Tuesday`s crucial clash against Porto.

Umar Gul to replace injured Ehsan Adil in Pakistan ODI squad
Umar Gul to replace injured Ehsan Adil in Pakistan ODI squad

Pakistan seam bowler Ehsan Adil will miss the ongoing one-day international series in Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Umar Gul, the country`s cricket board said on Saturday.

Mikel Arteta confident of new Arsenal deal on return from injury
Mikel Arteta confident of new Arsenal deal on return from injury

Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta expects to extend his contract at the Premier League club when he returns from injury.

Eintracht lose hot-shot Meier for rest of season
Eintracht lose hot-shot Meier for rest of season

Eintracht Frankfurt was dealt a blow on Monday when the Bundesliga`s top-scorer Alexander Meier was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

The 32-year-old attacking midfielder needs a knee operation having scored 19 goals in 26 league games this season.

Lung tissue can regenerate after injury: Study

A team of US scientists, including an Indian-American researcher from the Duke University has discovered that lung tissue can regenerate after injury.

Mario Mandzukic fit for Real Madrid quarter-final
Mario Mandzukic fit for Real Madrid quarter-final

Atletico Madrid received a huge boost ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, first-leg against Real Madrid on Tuesday as Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic has been passed fit.

Vincent Kompany fighting to be fit for Manchester derby
Vincent Kompany fighting to be fit for Manchester derby

Captain Vincent Kompany is a doubt for Manchester City as they prepare for Sunday`s derby at Manchester United seeking to halt an alarming dip in form.

Kompany, who turned 29 on Friday, sustained a hamstring injury in the Premier League defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday.