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Ajax suffer fresh Lodeiro blow

Published: Sunday 24 October 2010, 21.51CET
AFC Ajax are set to be without Nicolás Lodeiro for another three months after the Uruguay midfielder broke a bone in the same foot that he injured during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Ajax suffer fresh Lodeiro blow
Nicolás Lodeiro has not played for Ajax since the 2010 World Cup ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 24 October 2010, 21.51CET

Ajax suffer fresh Lodeiro blow

AFC Ajax are set to be without Nicolás Lodeiro for another three months after the Uruguay midfielder broke a bone in the same foot that he injured during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

AFC Ajax are resigned to being deprived of the services of Nicolás Lodeiro for up to three months more after the midfielder broke a bone in his right foot during training on Saturday.

The 20-year-old has yet to appear for Ajax this season after coming back from the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a fracture in the same foot. He turned out in a reserve match last Monday and had returned to training but is now set to miss the rest of Ajax's UEFA Champions League group stage campaign, with Martin Jol's men third in Group G on four points and next in action at AJ Auxerre on 3 November.

There was better news for Jol when Siem de Jong and Vurnon Anita recovered from hamstring and calf injuries respectively to feature in Sunday's 2-2 Eredivisie draw at SBV Excelsior, although Anita was sent off after 27 minutes. Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg left that match with a bruised kneecap on the hour and is set for further tests.

Last updated: 04/01/11 8.00CET

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