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Pogatetz has surgery on cheekbone

02 Nov 2009 12:31:37

Pogatetz has surgery on cheekbone

Middlesbrough defender Emanuel Pogatetz underwent surgery on a fractured cheekbone on Sunday after a clash of heads against Plymouth Argyle.The Austria international was carried off the pitch following the clash at a corner in the second half. It is a recurrence of the injury he suffered in Boro's 2-0 Uefa Cup quarter-final defeat by Basel in 2006. The 26-year-old is expected to be out for six weeks but could be back sooner with a protective face mask. However, doctors are as yet unsure wh.... read more


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