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Babos blow seals NAC despair

Published: Thursday 16 October 2003, 10.57CET
NAC Breda goalkeeper Gábor Babos broke his arm during his side's UEFA Cup exit to Newcastle United FC.
 
Published: Thursday 16 October 2003, 10.57CET

Babos blow seals NAC despair

NAC Breda goalkeeper Gábor Babos broke his arm during his side's UEFA Cup exit to Newcastle United FC.

To add to the disappointment of being knocked out of the UEFA Cup by Newcastle United FC, Dutch side NAC Breda have also lost their goalkeeper Gábor Babos for at least six weeks with a broken arm.

'A real setback'
Babos's right arm caught Newcastle player Titus Bramble's right foot 35 minutes into NAC's 1-0 defeat, which saw them lose the first-round tie 6-0 on aggregate. "It is a real setback of course," NAC coach Ton Lokhoff said afterwards. "I have seen the x-rays and you do not have to be a doctor to see that his lower arm is broken. They told me a recovery period of six weeks is normal for that."

Injury list
The 28-year-old Hungarian joins Csaba Fehér, Mark Schenning , Anour Diba and Tamás Petö on NAC's injury list with the club lying 14th in the Dutch Eredivisie just two points above the relegation play-off zone, although they are the only side to beat AFC Ajax in the league this season, having secured a 4-2 win last month.

 
Last updated: 16/10/03 17.21CET

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