James plays down injury scare
David James is optimistic he will be fit for Portsmouth's FA Cup semi-final after aggravating a calf injury.
Last Updated: 27/03/10 10:07pm
David James is optimistic he will be fit for Portsmouth's FA Cup semi-final after aggravating a calf injury in the Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.
The experienced goalkeeper has been hampered by a calf problem at various points in the season and it flared up again on Saturday.
The England international was forced to come off towards the end of the 2-0 loss and was replaced by understudy Jamie Ashdown.
However, James insists being withdrawn was merely a precaution and he should be available for the cup date with Spurs in a fortnight's time.
Of bigger concern to James are the injuries suffered by Hermann Hreidarsson and Danny Webber, with the Iceland defender feared to have snapped his Achilles.
"I'm just thinking about Blackburn on Saturday and then the FA Cup semi-final after that," James told the club's official website.
"My calf wasn't feeling right, but hopefully it's not too bad. Hopefully it was just a niggle, but we'll look at it on Monday.
"Obviously me going off meant we were down to 10 men, but I didn't want it to get worse. It's better to take a precaution than play on and then have three weeks out.
"I'm gutted for Hermann and Danny. We've got a few players out and the situation's desperate."