Date: 17th October 2008 at 11:28am
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Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas is hoping to avoid surgery on his hooter after breaking it on international duty.

The Spaniards schnozz was broken as he challenged an opponent for the ball, but despite this Fabregas hopes to face Everton tomorrow.

‘There is a fracture but it has not come away from the main partition in the nose,’ he told EFE.

‘After the game it was pretty swollen but I hope this will not prevent me from playing.

‘We will have to see if it continues being okay and that I don’t need an operation.

‘I don’t even know how it happened really, I started going for goal and I do not know if it was a punch or a knee from a Belgian defender but it was a heavy blow.’

Having broken my own beak on five seperate occassions I’d hazzard a guess he will be fine, just snap that bad boy back into place and be gone with you.