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Stankevicius suffers serious blow

Published: Monday 10 September 2007, 14.04CET
Lithuania will be without Marius Stankevicius for the remainder of UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying after it was confirmed that the defender has broken his collarbone.
 
Published: Monday 10 September 2007, 14.04CET

Stankevicius suffers serious blow

Lithuania will be without Marius Stankevicius for the remainder of UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying after it was confirmed that the defender has broken his collarbone.

Lithuania will be without Marius Stankevicius for the remainder of their UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying campaign after it was confirmed the Brescia Calcio defender has broken his collarbone.

Pending surgery
The 26-year-old sustained the injury during the second half of Lithuania's 3-1 defeat by Scotland on Saturday when he landed awkwardly following an aerial challenge. He will undergo surgery in Italy and is likely to be out for several months – a significant blow for club and country. Lithuania are already without suspended defender Tomas Žvirgždauskas for the Group E fixture against the Faroe Islands on Wednesday while striker Robertas Poškus is doubtful with an achilles problem. Mantas Savenas and Aurimas Kučys have been called up.

 
Last updated: 10/09/07 14.14CET

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