FC Porto will be without Brazilian prodigy Anderson for the rest of their Group G campaign after the 18-year-old fractured his right fibula against SL Benfica.
FC Porto will be without Anderson for the rest of their UEFA Champions League Group G campaign after confirming that the 18-year-old fractured his right fibula during the 3-2 victory against SL Benfica on Saturday.
Scans confirm fears
Anderson had to be substituted after 30 minutes but it was initially thought the Brazilian midfielder had only sprained his right ankle. Subsequent scans revealed a more serious problem, which would need immediate surgery. He is likely to be sidelined for at least three months, meaning he will miss Porto's remaining UEFA Champions League group games, starting with Wednesday's trip to Hamburger SV. The Portuguese champions lie third in Group G, two points behind second-placed Arsenal FC.