AEK Athens FC goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino is out of the second leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie against Heart of Midlothian FC after being involved in a car accident on Sunday morning.
The Italian player hit barriers at the side of the road after swerving to avoid a collision. He suffered bruises and cuts on his left arm and his chest, and after receiving stitches in hospital will remain there for two to three days as a precaution. A doctors' statement revealed that Sorrentino will be out for up to four weeks, potentially meaning he will miss group stage Matchday 1 on 12-13 September should AEK make the most of their 2-1 lead when Hearts visit on Wednesday.
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