The official website for European football

Cesar blow hurts Marseille

Published: Monday 20 February 2006, 18.28CET
Olympique de Marseille centre-back Bostjan Cesar could be out for eight weeks after suffering a facial injury during Sunday's 1-0 defeat at FC Metz.
Published: Monday 20 February 2006, 18.28CET

Cesar blow hurts Marseille

Olympique de Marseille centre-back Bostjan Cesar could be out for eight weeks after suffering a facial injury during Sunday's 1-0 defeat at FC Metz.

Olympique de Marseille centre-back Bostjan Cesar could be out for eight weeks after suffering a facial injury during Sunday's 1-0 defeat at FC Metz.

Broken bone
The Slovenian international cracked his forehead when challenging Metz striker Souleymane Youla for a high ball and may miss the rest of the French side's UEFA Cup campaign. "The bone is broken into several pieces," said OM president Pape Diouf. "It will make things more complicated. He should be sidelined for six weeks to two months."

Fernandez surgery
The 23-year-old will certainly sit out Thursday's UEFA Cup Round of 32 second-leg tie against Bolton Wanderers FC. Marseille, who held Bolton to a goalless draw in England, are also expected to be without coach Jean Fernandez, who had kidney stones removed on Monday. "We hope to have Jean back as soon as possible," Diouf said.

Last updated: 21/02/06 14.43CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=396377.html#cesar+blow+hurts+marseille

UEFA.com features

Pick of the week: matchday one
  • Pick of the week: matchday one
  • What teams need to get through
  • Watch the five best acrobatic Champions League goals
  • Ones to watch in the group stage
  • Masterclass: Xavi on passing and control
  • Newcomers ready for Champions League debuts
  • Pick of the Week of Football
  • Berezovski and Frick join Europe's 40-somethings
  • Europe's all-time top international goalscorers
  • Introducing football in Gibraltar ...
1 of 10
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.