PFC Litex Lovech striker Desislav Roussev was involved in a car accident on Friday night, just hours after scoring twice in their 2-0 away Bulgarian Professional League win against Botev Plovdiv.
Roussev, 23, broke his hand in the accident, and will undergo surgery on Sunday, with no date yet set for his return. The accident occurred while Roussev was being driven back to his hometown Pleven by his father, who was unharmed when the car hit railings on the side of the road.
New-look forward line
Litex executive director Angel Bonchev said: "Unfortunately, Roussev will be out of action in our UEFA Cup match against Panathinaikos [FC] on Thursday." Panathinaikos currently lead the tie 1-0 and Litex are likely to combine Claudio Graf and 17-year-old Anatoli Todorov up front up front with top scorer Roussev and Hristo Yovov injured, and Anderson Gomes having left the club sice the home first-leg loss to the Greek side.
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