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Metalist lose Torres to cruciate ligament injury

Published: Thursday 8 August 2013, 17.55CET
FC Metalist Kharkiv must do without midfielder Chaco Torres for their UEFA Champions League play-off after a cruciate ligament injury ruled out the Argentinian for four months.
Metalist lose Torres to cruciate ligament injury
Metalist must do without Chaco Torres until the new year ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Thursday 8 August 2013, 17.55CET

Metalist lose Torres to cruciate ligament injury

FC Metalist Kharkiv must do without midfielder Chaco Torres for their UEFA Champions League play-off after a cruciate ligament injury ruled out the Argentinian for four months.

UEFA Champions League play-off contenders FC Metalist Kharkiv have suffered an injury blow with the news that midfielder Chaco Torres will be sidelined until the end of the year.

The 28-year-old suffered a damaged cruciate ligament in his knee after a collision during Saturday's 2-2 Ukrainian Premier League draw at FC Zorya Luhansk, which will keep him out for four months. Torres will return to his native Argentina to begin his rehabilitation.

He is the latest name to join the club's injury list, with playmaker Cleiton Xavier off for another two weeks and goalkeeper Olexandr Goryainov absent for at least a month. Those setbacks have not prevented Metalist progressing to the UEFA Champions League play-offs, however: Myron Markevich's team completed a 3-1 aggregate success against third qualifying round opponents PAOK FC on Wednesday.

Last updated: 05/09/13 3.31CET

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