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Stoke`s Bojan Krkic out for the season

London: Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, the English Premier League club said on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old suffered cruciate knee ligament damage during the Potters` 4-1 FA Cup fourth round win at Rochdale on Monday, having scored the opening goal.

Subsequent scans revealed the Spaniard had ruptured the cruciate ligament in his left knee and will now require an operation to repair the damage.

"It`s bitterly disappointing for the club but even more so for Bojan himself as he was making such a big impact on the Premier League and clearly enjoying his football," Stoke manager Mark Hughes told the club`s website.

"We wish him a speedy recovery."

Bojan moved to Stoke from Barcelona during pre-season and had so far scored five goals in 18 games this term, all five coming in his last 12 appearances, including two in the last two.

It was Bojan`s goal in the 1-0 win over Leicester earlier this month which left Stoke a creditable 10th in the Premier League.

From Zee News

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