Knavs injury blow for Bochum
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
VfL Bochum's Aleksander Knavs will be out of action for four to six weeks.
Vfl Bochum defender Aleksander Knavs will be out of action for up to six weeks with a knee injury.
The Slovenian international limped out of Bochum's 3-2 defeat against Schalke on Sunday, and an MRI scan has revealed ligament damage that will keep him on the sidelines for four to six weeks.
The news completes a miserable week for Bochum, who were knocked out of the Uefa Cup thanks to a last minute equaliser by Standard Liege on Thursday before losing to local rivals Schalke.
The injury will also rule the 28-year-old, signed over the summer from Kaiserslautern, out of his country's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Italy and Norway.