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Heurelho Gomes gives Watford injury boost

Watford, still smarting from the hiding they got at Liverpool, received a huge boost with the news Heurelho Gomes has not suffered any significant damage.

The Watford No 1, who stayed on at least twice last season after heavy blows, caused alarm when he was helped from the field by club doctor Ian Hamilton and physiotherapist Oliver Leaper after Liverpool scored their second goal.

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It was feared, as he left the ground on crutches, he had suffered major damage to the outside of his right knee following an earlier save at the feet of James Miller.

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But a scan on Monday revealed the Brazilian sustained only bruising. The knock is only likely to keep him out of training for a few days.

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The good news means last season’s triple award winner will be fit to play in goal against Leicester and continue his unbroken run of 78 league matches in the Watford goal. The Hornets are also confident that Stefano Okaka and Isaac Success should be fit after the international break.