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Sporting shorn of Onyewu and Rinaudo

Published: Wednesday 22 February 2012, 0.50CET
Oguchi Onyewu and Fabián Rinaudo will miss Sporting Clube de Portugal's round of 32 second leg against Legia Warszawa, with the former set to have an operation on a knee injury.
Sporting shorn of Onyewu and Rinaudo
Oguchi Onyewu has a knee problem which requires surgery ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Wednesday 22 February 2012, 0.50CET

Sporting shorn of Onyewu and Rinaudo

Oguchi Onyewu and Fabián Rinaudo will miss Sporting Clube de Portugal's round of 32 second leg against Legia Warszawa, with the former set to have an operation on a knee injury.

Sporting Clube de Portugal duo Oguchi Onyewu and Fabián Rinaudo have been ruled out for two months and ten days respectively by injuries sustained at the weekend.

Centre-back Onyewu is to undergo surgery after twisting his right knee during the first half of Sunday's 1-0 Liga victory at home to FC Paços de Ferreira. Midway through the second period of the match midfielder Rinaudo sprained his left ankle having only returned earlier this month from a fracture to the same joint, an injury picked up during a UEFA Europa League group game at FC Vaslui in November.

As a result both players will miss the second leg of Sporting's UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie on Thursday in Lisbon against Legia Warszawa. Last week's first leg finished 2-2.

Last updated: 22/02/12 11.08CET

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