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Leverkusen lose Hyypiä to ankle injury

Published: Monday 25 October 2010, 20.39CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Sami Hyypiä will be sidelined for "several weeks" after the 37-year-old Finland central defender tore ligaments in his left ankle during a training session.
Leverkusen lose Hyypiä to ankle injury
Sami Hyypiä will be out for several weeks due to an ankle injury ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 25 October 2010, 20.39CET

Leverkusen lose Hyypiä to ankle injury

Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Sami Hyypiä will be sidelined for "several weeks" after the 37-year-old Finland central defender tore ligaments in his left ankle during a training session.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen will be without Finnish international Sami Hyypiä for several weeks after the central defender suffered an ankle injury.

The 37-year-old tore ligaments in his left ankle in training ahead of last Thursday's goalless draw at Aris Thessaloniki FC in UEFA Europa League Group B. The full extent of the problem was only made clear on Sunday when scans were carried out following the team's return from Greece.

Hyypiä will not undergo surgery, with the injury being treated conventionally. It is not known for how long the former Liverpool FC centre-back will be sidelined, although Leverkusen's press release predicted an absence of "several weeks".

Group B leaders Leverkusen are next in UEFA Europa League action at home to Aris on 4 November.

Last updated: 04/01/11 7.34CET

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