Silvestre facing months on sidelines
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Werder Bremen's veteran French defender Mikael Silvestre is facing a lengthy lay-off after suffering a right knee injury, the German club reported today.

The 33-year-old former Arsenal and Inter Milan player will undergo a knee arthroscopy on Monday and it will be several months before he is expected to be fit enough to return.

Werder's defence has already been hit by injuries to Per Mertesacker and Naldo.