English Premier League
Guy Demel came off but he's OK now and everybody else is fine. [McDonald later revealed that Mark Noble is a doubt with an arm injury]"
We now know that Kevin Nolan has broken his toe, and could miss the next two months. Does Joe Cole move into "the hole" with Matts Jarvis and Taylor manning the flanks?
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Liverpool will assess the fitness of Daniel Sturridge over the next 48 hours to determine whether he can face Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger expects newly-signed left-back Nacho Monreal to become an attacking force for Arsenal.
This is a club that has struggled, and failed, to retain its brightest talent. And while Weimann is a long stretch from being as established and influential to Villa in the way that Gareth Barry, James Milner, Ashley Young and Stewart Downing - and further back, Gareth Southgate, Ugo Ehiogu and Mark Bosnich, all of whom left when still in their prime - were, should he choose to leave, it would be a bitter blow to the club.
The German international will now have to serve a three-match suspension which means he will miss the West Ham, Newcastle and West Brom games.
Brek Shea becomes a very interesting enabler now.
TP: "Matty Etherington will be touch and go; we'll leave that until tomorrow. He hasn't trained with the rest of the lads this week." #scfc— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) February 28, 2013
And the league loses a great fantasy enabler (not that you care if he's in your team because he was a buck).
In other Newcastle United news, Fabricio Collocini is a doubt for the weekend, and Hatem Ben Arfa is unlikely to be considered.
Major League Soccer
D.C. United star Dwayne De Rosario could miss up to two games for head-butting an opponent in an exhibition.