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Boka ruled out of Barcelona visit

Published: Sunday 21 February 2010, 19.58CET
Arthur Boka is expected to be sidelined for up to a month after damaging his shoulder in training before VfB Stuttgart's 5-1 weekend victory at 1. FC Köln.
Boka ruled out of Barcelona visit
Arthur Boka will miss his first European minutes of the campaign ©Bongarts

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Published: Sunday 21 February 2010, 19.58CET

Boka ruled out of Barcelona visit

Arthur Boka is expected to be sidelined for up to a month after damaging his shoulder in training before VfB Stuttgart's 5-1 weekend victory at 1. FC Köln.

VfB Stuttgart left-back Arthur Boka could miss both legs of his team's UEFA Champions League first knockout round tie against FC Barcelona because of a dislocated shoulder.

Boka, an ever-present in the group stage, suffered the injury in the Bundesliga club's final training session ahead of their 5-1 win at 1. FC Köln on Saturday. The 26-year-old Ivory Coast defender is expected to be sidelined for four weeks, meaning he faces a race against time to be fit for the second leg at Camp Nou on 17 March. Stuttgart host Barcelona on Tuesday in the first instalment of the tie.

Last updated: 21/02/10 23.14CET

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