Simunic faces spell on sidelines

Hertha BSC Berlin defender Joe Simunic will be out of action for two months.

Hertha BSC Berlin defender Joe Simunic will be out of action for two months, dealing a blow to the German side's UEFA Cup hopes.

Ligament injury
A magnetic resonance scan has revealed that the Croatian defender suffered a ligament injury in Hertha's German Cup defeat against FC Holstein Kiel.

Rehmer injury
Meanwhile Hertha's German international Marko Rehmer suffered a face injury in the match against Kiel and could also face a spell on the sidelines. "Marko looked as if he had been run over by a train," Hertha general manager Dieter Hoeness said.

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