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Casey injury blow for Mainz

Published: Monday 11 July 2005, 14.10CET
The 1. FSV Mainz 05 striker Conor Casey will be sidelined for the next six months after tearing a cruciate ligament.
 
 
Published: Monday 11 July 2005, 14.10CET

Casey injury blow for Mainz

The 1. FSV Mainz 05 striker Conor Casey will be sidelined for the next six months after tearing a cruciate ligament.

Bundesliga side 1. FSV Mainz 05 will be without United States international Conor Casey for six months after the 23-year-old striker tore the cruciate ligament in his right knee during his country's 4-1 victory against Cuba last Thursday.

Surgery planned
A scan confirmed the extent of the injury at the weekend and Casey will remain in America for surgery, which is expected to take place this week.

UEFA Cup test
Casey was unable to hold down a regular place in Jürgen Klopp's side last season - completing just seven matches from 28 Bundesliga appearances - and has been linked with a move away from Mainz. He now misses the club's first-ever match in European competition, at home to Armenia's FC MIKA in the UEFA Cup first qualifying round on Thursday.

 
Last updated: 11/07/05 14.55CET

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