Football - Huntelaar out for several weeks with knee injury

Schalke 04's Dutch forward Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will be out of action for several weeks after suffering a knee injury in Saturday's 4-0 Bundesliga defeat by VfL Wolfsburg, his club said on Sunday.


Schalke said in a statement the 30-year-old had suffered a partial tear of a ligament in his right knee after colliding with Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.

"The team doctors think he is looking at a break of several weeks," Schalke said.

Huntelaar, the Bundesliga's top scorer two seasons ago with 29 goals, scored twice in Schalke's opening match, a 3-3 draw with Hamburg SV, a week ago.

Schalke finished fourth last term and host Greek side PAOK Salonica on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League playoff tie.

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