Bouazza out for a month
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hameur Bouazza expects to be out for a month with a shoulder injury.
Hameur Bouazza has told skysports.com that he expects to be out for a month with a shoulder injury.
The forward dislocated his shoulder during Watford's 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Boxing Day.
He has returned to France to start his rehabilitation and early February appears to be a likely return date for Bouazza.
"I was injured 30 minutes from the end after a collision with Kolo Toure," Bouazza told skysports.com.
"I have already suffered the same shoulder injury two years ago, so I think I will be sidelined for four to five weeks.
"I come back to France today, so it is a bad thing for a good thing."
A late Robin van Persie goal condemned Watford to defeat against Arsenal, but Bouazza felt the Premiership's bottom club acquitted themselves well at Vicarage Road.
He added: "We played a super first half against a magnificent team.
"Arsenal are a team that play very well, use the midfield and try to score superb goals.
"But I think that we have annoyed them a lot. We have had a few chances to score.
"Losing 2-1 against the third club in the league can be considered a good performance, but we deserved better and a draw would have been normal."