Dzagoev to miss six weeks with toe fracture

30 March 2012 09:46

CSKA Moscow midfielder Alan Dzagoev will be sidelined for at least six weeks with a toe fracture, a little more than two months before the start of Euro-2012, the club reported Friday.

On Thursday the 21-year-old playmaker attended a German hospital to undergo surgery on his toe, which he broke during a Russian league match against Lokomotiv Moscow last weekend.

CSKA medical staff said Dzagoev, a Russian international, will need no less than four weeks for recovery.

Dzagoev's injury is a serious blow for the Red Army side's manager, Leonid Slutsky, who has already lost Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda to a hip injury.

The injury also adds to the woes of Russia coach Dick Advocaat as two Spartak Moscow midfielders -- Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Sergei Parshivlyuk -- who are candidates for a place in the Russian squad were also sidelined with injury last week.

Source: AFP

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