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Surgery sidelines Shevchenko

Published: Monday 19 August 2002, 17.24CET
Milan AC will be without Andriy Shevchenko until October after the striker underwent knee surgery.

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Published: Monday 19 August 2002, 17.24CET

Surgery sidelines Shevchenko

Milan AC will be without Andriy Shevchenko until October after the striker underwent knee surgery.

Milan AC will be without Andriy Shevchenko until October after the Ukrainian international striker underwent an operation to cure ligament damage in his left knee on Monday.

Damage done
Shevchenko played the full 90 minutes of Milan's 1-0 win over Czech Republic side FC Slovan Liberec in a UEFA Champions League qualifier last Wednesday, but after the game examinations revealed the problem. Should Milan qualify for the group stage, he would be absent from at least the first three matches.

Knee specialist
The forward was examined by Belgian knee specialist Professor Mark Martens and according to the Milan club's website now faces a spell of around 50 days on the sidelines as his club prepares for the new Serie A season.

Buryak confirmation
Shevchenko will also miss the start of Ukraine's EURO 2004™ qualifying campaign. National team coach Leonid Buryak confirmed yesterday the player's absence from the squad to face Iran this week and said: "Nobody knows the dates of Shevchenko's recovery at the moment."

Profilic record
The prolific Shevchenko has scored 62 goals in three seasons in Italy's top flight since joining Milan from FC Dynamo Kyiv.

Last updated: 20/08/02 9.13CET

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