Porto lose César Peixoto

FC Porto winger César Peixoto will be out of action for the next three months after damaging knee ligaments.

Damaged ligaments
César Peixoto will undergo surgery during the next ten days after tests confirmed the 23-year-old had damaged ligaments in his left knee during the 3-2 win at Olympique de Marseille in the UEFA Champions League match last Wednesday.

'Worst moment'
César Peixoto must wait for the swelling to subside before his operation, after which he faces a lengthy period of recuperation. The left-sided player had finally established himself in Porto's side this season and coach José Mourinho said: "After a difficult period settling in, this injury has come at the worst moment [for him]."