Woodgate struck down again

Real Madrid CF have confirmed that English central defender Jonathan Woodgate will be out for around a month after damaging his left hamstring.

Champions League
The 25-year-old was substituted in the 25th minute of Madrid's 1-0 home victory against Real Zaragoza, and spent this morning having tests at the Clínica Rúber Internacional in the Spanish capital. Dr Alfonso del Corral has estimated that Woodgate will be available again in early December, meaning he is likely to sit out Madrid's remaining UEFA Champions League group matches against fellow qualifiers Olympique Lyonnais and Olympiacos CFP.

England duty
Woodgate has played five Primera División matches this season after returning from 18 months on the sidelines with a thigh injury. Capped five times by England, the defender was reportedly in line for a recall to Sven-Göran Eriksson's squad to play Argentina in Geneva on Saturday before his injury curse struck again.

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