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Celozzi adds to Stuttgart problems

Published: Monday 1 November 2010, 14.28CET
VfB Stuttgart are missing Stefano Celozzi for their trip to Getafe CF due to a pulled thigh muscle – adding to an injury list which caused the German club to cancel training on Monday.
Celozzi adds to Stuttgart problems
Stefano Celozzi will miss Stuttgart's game at Getafe ©Getty Images
 
Published: Monday 1 November 2010, 14.28CET

Celozzi adds to Stuttgart problems

VfB Stuttgart are missing Stefano Celozzi for their trip to Getafe CF due to a pulled thigh muscle – adding to an injury list which caused the German club to cancel training on Monday.

VfB Stuttgart are without full-back Stefano Celozzi while several other players are in doubt for Thursday's UEFA Europa League trip to Getafe CF.

Right-back Celozzi, 21, pulled a thigh muscle during his side's 2-0 Bundesliga defeat at VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday and misses at least the Group H visit to Spain along with longer-term absentees Matthieu Delpierre, Philipp Degen and Daniel Didavi.

Also doubtful for the Getafe fixture, where a fourth successive win in the section would take Stuttgart through, are defenders Khalid Boulahrouz (thigh) and Georg Niedermeier (ankle), and forwards Ciprian Marica (adductor) and Pavel Pogrebnyak (ankle).

Serdar Tasci, Zdravko Kuzmanović and Christian Gentner have also been struggling with knocks in recent weeks but are being pressed into action, with Stuttgart coach Jens Keller cancelling training on Monday to give his players time to recuperate. Left-back Arthur Boka has recovered from a knee problem, though, and could be an option in Spain.

Last updated: 04/01/11 6.03CET

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