The official website for European football

Woodgate back on Madrid sidelines

Published: Saturday 25 February 2006, 16.07CET
Real Madrid CF defender Jonathan Woodgate will miss the UEFA Champions League return match against Arsenal FC after collecting a hamstring strain.

UEFA.com features

Cerci aims to join Italy's past leading lights in Spain
  • Cerci aims to join Italy's past leading lights in Spain
  • Talents out to shine in UEFA Champions League
  • Bulgarian keepers' best European displays
  • See your favourite Steaua moments
  • The rapid rise of Rúben Neves
  • Trabzonspor-bound Cardozo's Benfica highs
  • Who are Qarabağ FK?
  • Drogba's greatest UEFA Champions League hits
  • Brahimi following in Madjer's Porto footsteps
  • Sheridan taking the heat at APOEL
1 of 10
 
 
Published: Saturday 25 February 2006, 16.07CET

Woodgate back on Madrid sidelines

Real Madrid CF defender Jonathan Woodgate will miss the UEFA Champions League return match against Arsenal FC after collecting a hamstring strain.
Real Madrid CF defender Jonathan Woodgate will miss the UEFA Champions League return match against Arsenal FC after collecting a hamstring strain during the 1-0 first-leg defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu.

On the sidelines
The England player lasted only nine minutes of Tuesday's first knockout round tie – his third UEFA Champions League appearance of the season – before succumbing to his latest injury setback. He could be sidelined for three weeks, ruling him out of the trip to London on 8 March, and should Madrid prevail, possibly even the quarter-final first leg scheduled for 28 March.

'Starting from scratch'
The 26-year-old former Leeds United AFC and Newcastle United FC centre-back has suffered a series of muscular injuries since returning from an 18-month lay-off caused by a torn thigh muscle. As a result, he has played only nine league games, all this season, since joining Madrid in the summer of 2004. "Every time I get injured, it is like starting from scratch again. It's a horrible feeling," he said.

Last updated: 25/02/06 22.04CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=398626.html#woodgate+back+madrid+sidelines

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.