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Piszczek set for post-final hip operation

Published: Wednesday 22 May 2013, 11.36CET
Borussia Dortmund have announced that Łukasz Piszczek will undergo surgery on a persistent hip problem after Saturday's final and is expected to miss the start of next season.
Piszczek set for post-final hip operation
Łukasz Piszczek (right) challenging Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Champions League semi-finals ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 22 May 2013, 11.36CET

Piszczek set for post-final hip operation

Borussia Dortmund have announced that Łukasz Piszczek will undergo surgery on a persistent hip problem after Saturday's final and is expected to miss the start of next season.

Borussia Dortmund have announced that defender Łukasz Piszczek will have hip surgery after Saturday's UEFA Champions League final against FC Bayern München and is expected to miss the start of next season.

The Polish international has been playing through the pain barrier for several months, attempting to limit his absence to the team. Still, with the Bundesliga club estimating his recovery will take up to five months, the 27-year-old could be sidelined until November.

The right-back had a similar problem in 2008 while at Hertha BSC Berlin, when he was forced to sit out nearly half a year. Piszczek has missed just a handful of games this term, starting 11 of Dortmund's 12 matches en route to Wembley.

Last updated: 22/05/13 12.02CET

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