The official website for European football

Thigh injury blow for Cannavaro

Published: Wednesday 17 March 2004, 16.27CET
Fabio Cannavaro is likely to miss FC Internazionale's second-leg match against SL Benfica.
 
 
Published: Wednesday 17 March 2004, 16.27CET

Thigh injury blow for Cannavaro

Fabio Cannavaro is likely to miss FC Internazionale's second-leg match against SL Benfica.

FC Internazionale defender Fabio Cannavaro is likely to miss his side's UEFA Cup fourth round second-leg tie against SL Benfica on 25 March after suffering a left thigh injury during the 0-0 draw against AC Chievo Verona last Sunday.

Tuesday scan
The Italy captain underwent a scan on Tuesday evening which confirmed the injury. The Milan-based club have not confirmed yet how long the 30-year-old player will be sidelined but he is likely to need a few days of rehabilitation.

First-leg draw
Cannavaro is expected to miss the Serie A game against Ancona Calcio on Sunday and the match against the Portuguese side at the San Siro stadium a week tomorrow. The Nerazzurri, who won the UEFA Cup in 1991, 1994 and 1998, drew 0-0 in the first leg in Lisbon.

 
Last updated: 17/03/04 15.24CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=154848.html#thigh+injury+blow+cannavaro

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy 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.