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Johnsen set for surgery

Published: Wednesday 14 January 2004, 15.59CET
Rosenborg BK's Espen Johnsen will undergo knee surgery ahead of the UEFA Cup tie against SL Benfica.
 
 
Published: Wednesday 14 January 2004, 15.59CET

Johnsen set for surgery

Rosenborg BK's Espen Johnsen will undergo knee surgery ahead of the UEFA Cup tie against SL Benfica.

Rosenborg BK goalkeeper Espen Johnsen is to undergo knee surgery to ensure his fitness for their UEFA Cup third-round tie against SL Benfica.

Long-standing problem
With the first leg in Portugal scheduled for the 26 February, the Norwegian international is to have an operation on Monday to correct a long-standing problem.

Quick return
The Norwegian champions' medical team expect Johnsen to return early next month, with their bid for a 13th straight domestic title not due to begin until after they meet Benfica.

 
Last updated: 14/01/04 17.22CET

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