Clint Dempsey won't need surgery

LONDON (AP) - Clint Dempsey's right knee won't need surgery,

according to Fulham, and he's expected to be playing in time for

the World Cup.

Dempsey hurt his knee playing in Sunday's Premier League game at

Blackburn. Fulham said Tuesday following a scan that he sustained

moderate damage.

The Cottagers say they expect him to play for the club before

the Premier League season ends in May.