Fulham defender Grygera dealt fresh injury blow

The 32-year-old Czech suffered a cruciate ligament injury last November but has been training with the club's reserves after seeing his contract expire in the summer
Zdenek Grygera has suffered a thigh injury which could hinder the defender's chances of earning a new contract with Fulham.

The 32-year-old, who moved to Craven Cottage in August 2011 but injured his cruciate ligament last November, saw his deal expire with Martin Jol's side in the summer but the Fulham boss has admitted he would be willing to offer the Czech defender a new contract if he can prove his fitness.

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Grygera has featured for Fulham's reserves in his attempt to recover from injury and Jol admits the club were willing to make a decision regarding the player's future before his latest setback.

"Grygera has had a setback because he got injured. He looked ever so well, played in the reserves and kept them together and they had better results than before," Jol told the Fulham Chronicle.

"He has a thigh problem so we have to wait and see because we wanted to make a decision on him in the next week and now there's a little step back again."

The Czech Republic international has made only seven appearances for the London outfit.