Dudek out for six weeks
Real Madrid goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek could be sidelined for the next six weeks after breaking his jaw during last night's UEFA Champions League match with Auxerre.
The 37-year-old Pole, making a rare appearance for the Spanish giants in place of Iker Casillas, was replaced just before half-time in the 4-0 win after suffering the facial injury following a collision with Auxerre forward Roy Contout.
Dudek was immediately taken to a Madrid hospital where tests revealed a fractured mandible, according to a medical statement on the club's website.
The statement added: "The goalkeeper is expected to miss approximately six weeks pending an assessment by a maxillofacial surgeon in the next 24 hours."