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17 Jun 2010 20:38:36

Senderos blow for Swiss

Switzerland have suffered another injury blow after it was revealed Philippe Senderos will be sidelined for the next two games at least and is likely to miss the rest of the World Cup.

Senderos lasted just 36 minutes of Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Spain before suffering the same ankle injury that ruled captain and star striker Alexander Frei out of their opener.

While Switzerland welcome Frei back to training on Friday, the Fulham defender's injury is more serious and he could even miss their last-16 match should Ottmar Hitzfeld's side progress.

A statement on www.football.ch read: "Victim of the same injury as Alex Frei, an ankle sprain, Philippe Senderos is officially out of the two matches against Chile and Honduras.

"The doctor Cuno Wetzel has left the door open to a return for the defender for a potential last-16 match. But by indicating that his injury is more dangerous than that of Alex Frei, the doctor has ruled out practically any hope.

"How can the future Fulham player get back to complete and full fitness in less than two weeks."

West Ham winger Valon Behrami is also sidelined with a thigh injury.


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