Dzagoev out for six weeks

CSKA Moscow midfielder Alan Dzagoev will be sidelined for at least six weeks with a toe fracture, leaving Russia's national team sweating with UEFA EURO 2012 just over two months away.

On Thursday the 21-year-old playmaker attended a German hospital to undergo surgery on his toe, which he broke during a Russian Premier League match against Lokomotiv Moscow last weekend.

CSKA medical staff said Dzagoev, a Russian international, will need no less than four weeks for recovery. Dzagoev's injury is a serious blow for the Red Army side's manager, Leonid Slutsky, who has already lost Japanese playmaker Keisuke Honda to a hip injury.

The injury also adds to the woes of Russia coach Dick Advocaat as two Spartak Moscow midfielders - Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Sergei Parshivlyuk - who are candidates for a place in the Russian squad were also sidelined with injury last week.