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Published:Tuesday | September 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Rajiv Maragh

LONDON (CMC): Millwall's Trinidad and Tobago winger Carlos Edwards is facing nearly a year on the sidelines after undergoing "detailed" knee surgery to correct damaged ligaments.

The 35-year-old fell awkwardly during the south-east London club's 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest a fortnight ago and had to be stretchered off.

Tests showed he had suffered cruciate and lateral ligament damage and a ruptured hamstring muscle.

"He'll be out for a minimum of nine months but it will probably be 12 months. It was a freak injury," Millwall's manager, Ian Holloway, said.

"But apart from the horrible, traumatic injury that Carlos has suffered, the surgeon is very pleased with his knee. The joint itself is as good as anybody's. There is no reason why the operation won't work."

Carter eyes more runs

MOHALI, India (CMC): Jonathan Carter says he will be targeting another big score in Barbados Tridents' final game of the Champions League Twenty20 today, as he looks to get his hand on the Golden Bat.

Despite Tridents' poor showing in the tournament, the left-hander has been in excellent form with 173 runs from three innings, including a superb unbeaten 111 not out against Cape Cobras last week.

The Golden Bat is awarded to the batsman with the highest aggregate.

Carter followed up his century with a top-score of 42 on Sunday as Tridents lost their third straight game by six wickets, to bow out of contention in the tournament.

He will have to surpass Northern Districts' Kane Williamson who has 243 runs.

Maragh a doubt for Breeders' Cup

MANHASSET, New York (CMC): Jamaican jockey Rajiv Maragh has been sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery on Sunday to repair his right arm which was broken in a fall at Belmont Park on Saturday.

The New York Racing Association's press office confirmed the surgery in an advisory.

Maragh was aboard Wicked Strong in the US$1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes when he was thrown after the horse clipped heels with Moreno, ridden by Junior Alvarado.

He was taken to North Shore University Hospital in Long Island complaining of pain in his right arm and tests subsequently revealed a broken arm.

The highly rated reinsman was expected to feature in the prestigious Breeders' Cup series at Santa Anita Park from October 31-November 1, but is now likely to miss that outing.

"They put in a couple of plates and some screws and he seems to be fine," said Maragh's agent, Tony Micallef. "We don't know yet how long he will be out."

The 29-year-old has already won a Breeders' Cup event, with Caleb's Posse to victory in the Dirt Mile three years ago, and he was also good enough to finish third in the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Mucho Macho Man.