Verón out 2 weeks with knee injury

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Victory over Danubio in the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday came at a high price for Argentina's Estudiantes de La Plata, with the news that their inspirational midfielder Juan Sebastián Verón will be out of action for up to two weeks.

Verón came out for the second half with a bandage around his left leg and was substituted ten minutes from time due to his struggles in the latter part of the match.

After the match he seemed confident that the injury was little more than a knock and that he would be perfectly fine to take part in their Clausura game against Racing Club this weekend.

"I fell awkwardly after jumping and that seemed to move my knee. I did not feel pain, it was a little unstable, but I am well, it is just a knock," he told reporters.

However, upon further examination on Wednesday, it became clear that it was more than just a simple knock and that Verón would be forced to spend some time on the sidelines in order to recover from what turned out to be a distention of the internal lateral ligament of the left leg.

"La Brujita" will be out of action for around two weeks, which will see him miss the Clausura matches with Racing and Vélez Sarsfield and makes him doubtful for Estudiantes' next Copa Libertadores game, away to fellow Argentine side Lanus on April 2.