Banik Ostrava have announced that striker Vaclav Sverkos is likely to be out for six months after the Czech Republic international ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament.
Banik Ostrava have signed Vaclav Sverkos from Sochaux, with the 27-year-old striker returning to his homeland on a five-year deal, saying the club are in need of his help.
Although they are running out of time in their bid to reach South Africa 2010, Czech Republic are returning to form under new coach Ivan Hasek.
Milan Baros and Vaclav Sverkos contributed six goals between them as Czech Republic beat San Marino 7-0 to move back into Group 3 contention.
FIFA.com spoke to forward Vaclav Sverkos about Czech Republic's current problems and their lingering hopes of qualifying for South Africa 2010.
There was awayday cheer for title hopefuls Marseille on the opening day of the new season, as Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain earned draws.