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Schalke lose Höger and Huntelaar

Published: Monday 21 October 2013, 13.45CET
FC Schalke 04 team-mates Marco Höger and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar have been ruled out for the remainder of the group stage at least after undergoing knee surgery today.
Schalke lose Höger and Huntelaar
Marco Höger (centre) is unlikely to play again this season ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Monday 21 October 2013, 13.45CET

Schalke lose Höger and Huntelaar

FC Schalke 04 team-mates Marco Höger and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar have been ruled out for the remainder of the group stage at least after undergoing knee surgery today.

FC Schalke 04 will be without Marco Höger and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for a significant spell after both players underwent knee surgery today.

Midfielder Höger partially tore cruciate ligaments in his right knee during Saturday's 3-2 Bundesliga win at TSV Eintracht Braunschweig. The industrious 24-year-old featured in each of Schalke's opening two UEFA Champions League Group E games and is likely to be sidelined for the rest of the 2013/14 campaign.

Netherlands forward Huntelaar, meanwhile, is expected to be out of action for the remainder of 2013 having damaged ligaments in his right knee. The 30-year-old has not appeared for Schalke since August.

Early pacesetters Schalke host Chelsea FC in Group E on Tuesday night.

Last updated: 21/10/13 14.12CET

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