Chris blow for Eintracht
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Chris has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Chris will be out for the rest of the season with back problems.
The Brazilian stopper, who has played a crucial role in the club's first season back in the top-flight, has been diagnosed as having a slipped disc after undergoing an MRI scan on Tuesday.
The news comes as a bitter blow to the DFB Pokal finalists who still face a relegation dog-fight after a poor run of results in 2006.
Frankfurt are currently just three points clear of the drop zone going into Saturday's crucial Bundesliga clash with fellow strugglers Mainz at the Commerzbank Arena.