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Stijnen takes time to recover

Published: Wednesday 30 November 2005, 13.16CET
Club Brugge KV goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen will be out until the new year as he recovers from an operation on damaged cartilage in his knee.

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Published: Wednesday 30 November 2005, 13.16CET

Stijnen takes time to recover

Club Brugge KV goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen will be out until the new year as he recovers from an operation on damaged cartilage in his knee.
Club Brugge KV goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen will be out until the new year as he recovers from an operation on damaged cartilage in his knee.

Long-term problem
The 24-year-old, who is No2 keeper at the Jan Breydelstadion, has been troubled by the problem for some time but had to delay surgery until third choice Glenn Verbauwhede recovered from injury.

Starring role
Stijnen boosted his reputation as he performed brilliantly in his side's 2-1 UEFA Champions League home defeat by Juventus in September. Club Brugge will continue their European campaign in the UEFA Cup after securing third place in Group A.

Last updated: 30/11/05 13.33CET

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