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Shevchenko to miss ManU clash
February 20, 2005 17:12 IST
AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko will miss next Wednesday's Champions League clash with Manchester United after fracturing a cheekbone and an eye socket during his side's 1-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday.
The European Footballer of the Year was forced to leave the pitch in the 11th minute of the match at the San Siro after clashing heads with a Cagliari defender.
A statement on Milan's website on Saturday said Shevchenko would have an operation on Monday and was expected to recover within 10 to 12 days ruling him out of the first knockout round, first leg clash against United at Old Trafford.
The injury also makes him extremely doubtful for next weekend's city derby with Inter Milan.