Enke out for Germany
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Germany's No1 Robert Enke is out of Saturday's 2010 FIFA World Cup™ qualifier against Russia and next Wednesday's match against Wales with a hand injury, it was announced on Thursday.

The 31-year-old, who succeeded Jens Lehmann as the country's first-choice custodian after UEFA EURO 2008, broke the scaphoid bone in his hand in training on Wednesday afternoon and the injury was confirmed on Thursday.

The Hanover shot-stopper will be out for several weeks and will miss Saturday's Group Four game in Dortmund against Russia as well as the match with Wales in Monchegladbach next Wednesday.

It means either Werder Bremen's Tim Wiese or Bayer Leverkusen's Rene Adler will make their debut on Saturday.


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