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Fractured hand to keep Palop out

Published: Saturday 8 December 2007, 9.09CET
Sevilla FC goalkeeper Andrés Palop could be out for up to three months after suffering a fracture in his right hand late in Sunday's victory against Real Murcia CF.
Fractured hand to keep Palop out
Andrés Palop could face several months out ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 8 December 2007, 9.09CET

Fractured hand to keep Palop out

Sevilla FC goalkeeper Andrés Palop could be out for up to three months after suffering a fracture in his right hand late in Sunday's victory against Real Murcia CF.

Sevilla FC goalkeeper Andrés Palop could be out for up to three months after suffering a fracture in his right hand against Real Murcia CF on Sunday.

Confirmation
The 34-year-old sustained the injury a minute from the end of the 3-1 Primera División win and was replaced by Morgan De Sanctis. An x-ray confirmed Palop had broken his fifth metacarpal, which rules him out of Sevilla's last UEFA Champions League Group H game against SK Slavia Praha on Wednesday and makes him a doubt for the first knockout round on 19/20 February and 4/5 March. Palop joined Sevilla from Valencia CF in 2005 and has played a key role in both of the club's UEFA Cup triumphs as well as victories in the UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup.

Last updated: 10/12/07 12.09CET

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