Mutu out for two weeks
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Fiorentina have suffered a blow to their title challenge as Romania forward Adrian Mutu faces two weeks on the sidelines with a groin injury.

"The tests done on Adrian Mutu this morning showed a tear in the groin muscle," said a Fiorentina statement.

"Physiotherapy has already begun to allow Mutu to return to action in two weeks."

The news cannot have come at a worse time for La Viola who have just welcomed back Mutu's strike partner Alberto Gilardino from a two-match suspension.

The pair have struck up a formidable partnership but the loss of Mutu means Fiorentina will have to find a new foil for Gilardino, the top scorer in Serie A.