Barca striker out for two months with injury

30th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 August 2007, MADRID - FC Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o will be out for at least two months because of a partial tear in his right thigh tendon, the club said Thursday.

30 August 2007

MADRID - FC Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o will be out for at least two months because of a partial tear in his right thigh tendon, the club said Thursday.

Eto'o was injured as he took a shot just two minutes after coming on as a substitute at the start of the second half of Wednesday's friendly with Inter Milan. Barcelona won 5-0.

Barcelona said Eto'o may have to undergo surgery and was expected to return to training in eight weeks.

Eto'o spent five months on the sidelines last season with a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The Cameroon striker's absence will at least solve coach Frank Rijkaard's selection headache for a while.

Rijkaard has the task of deciding between a quartet of top forwards _ Eto'o, Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi and recent signing Thierry Henry.

In Barcelona's opening game of the season against Racing Santander last Sunday, Rijkaard left Henry on the bench until the second half when he replaced Messi. The game ended scoreless.

Barcelona hosts Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

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Subject: Spanish news

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