Dempsey missing out for Fulham

United States forward Clint Dempsey will miss the second leg of Fulham’s Europa League quarterfinal at Wolfsburg on Thursday because of a thigh injury.

Dempsey was hurt in Sunday’s Premier League win over Wigan but completed the match.

Fulham beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in the first leg last week.

Dempsey’s injury means Erik Nevland may play up front alongside alongside Zoltan Gera as first-choice Bobby Zamora is struggling with an Achilles injury and David Elm is ill.