Spartak playmaker Alex to miss Chelsea clash

Spartak Moscow playmaker Alex will miss Tuesday`s Champions League match against Chelsea with a thigh injury, the Russian Premier League club said on Sunday.

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2010, 00:47 AM IST

Moscow: Spartak Moscow playmaker Alex will miss Tuesday`s Champions League match against Chelsea with a thigh injury, the Russian Premier League club said on Sunday.

"Medical tests, which were done on Saturday, revealed a minor tear," Spartak coach Valery Karpin told local media.
"He`ll need about seven to 10 days to recover."

The Brazil international was substituted at halftime in Friday`s 3-0 league win over Alania Vladikavkaz shortly after scoring Spartak`s second goal.

Alex`s withdrawal has added to Spartak`s mounting injury worries ahead of the top-of-the-table Group F clash against the English champions in Moscow.
The Muscovites could also miss leading striker, Alex`s compatriot Welliton, who is yet to recover from a pulled thigh muscle, and Ireland winger Aiden McGeady, who did not play against Alania because of a leg injury.

Bureau Report

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