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Pienaar faces enforced winter break

Published: Friday 16 December 2005, 11.40CET
AFC Ajax will be without winger Steven Pienaar for up to six weeks after the South African was diagnosed with torn ankle ligaments.
 

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Published: Friday 16 December 2005, 11.40CET

Pienaar faces enforced winter break

AFC Ajax will be without winger Steven Pienaar for up to six weeks after the South African was diagnosed with torn ankle ligaments.
AFC Ajax will be without winger Steven Pienaar for up to six weeks after he tore ligaments in his right ankle.

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The 23-year-old South African suffered the injury against BV Vitesse on 11 December and faces at least one month on the sidelines. However Pienaar, who will leave Ajax in the summer, is expected to return for the UEFA Champions League first knockout round first leg against FC Internazionale Milano on 22 February. Ajax currently lie sixth in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Last updated: 16/12/05 17.48CET

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