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Injured Bergtoft out for a month

Published: Thursday 1 July 2004, 11.20CET
Djurgårdens IF could be without midfield player Stefan Bergtoft for their UEFA Champions League opener.

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Published: Thursday 1 July 2004, 11.20CET

Injured Bergtoft out for a month

Djurgårdens IF could be without midfield player Stefan Bergtoft for their UEFA Champions League opener.
UEFA Champions League hopefuls Djurgårdens IF will be without midfield player Stefan Bergtoft for the next four weeks after he strained knee ligaments in a friendly match with Aalborg BK on Wednesday.

'Very tough'
After twisting his knee during the match Bergtoft feared the worst and was relieved to discover he had not done more damage. "I injured my cruciate ligaments a couple of years ago, and that was very tough," Bergtoft said.

'Rest time'
"You are worried when these things happen, but now it's just a question of getting enough rest and then getting back into the game as soon as possible." Bergtoft has cemented his place in the Djurgården side this term after making 16 appearances for the Swedish champions last season.

Champions League goal
The 25-year-old will hope to be fit for the start of Djurgården's Champions League campaign when they kick off in the second qualifying round on 28 July against either Maltese side Sliema Wanderers FC or FBK Kaunas of Lithuania. However the match may come too soon for him.

Last updated: 01/07/04 14.22CET

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