x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Baniyas forward Zidan faces six weeks on the sidelines

A hamstring injury will likely sideline Mohamed Zidan for the next four to six weeks.

Mohamed Zidan, second from the right, will be out four to six weeks with a hamstring injury.
Mohamed Zidan, second from the right, will be out four to six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Mohamed Zidan is facing a lengthy absence after suffering a hamstring injury in Baniyas' 2-0 defeat to Al Shabab in their opening match in the Pro League.

The Egyptian international was forced to leave the pitch in the 34th minute with his team trailing 1-0 at the Maktoum bin Rashid Stadium in Dubai on Monday.

"According to medical reports, Zidan will be out for about four to six weeks," a spokesman for the club said. "It is indeed a huge setback so early in the season.

"However, injuries are something that we cannot do anything about. We can only hope he recovers quickly and get back to action."

Zidan, a prolific scorer in Germany's Bundesliga for Werder Bremen, Mainz and Borussia Dortmund before his move to the Abu Dhabi club on a two-year contract, took just five minutes to score for his new team in the 2-1 win over Al Dhafra in their Etisalat Cup opener last week.

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