MOSCOW, April 29 (Reuters) - Lokomotiv Moscow striker Roman
Pavlyuchenko will be sidelined for about 10 days with a leg
injury but will recover in time for Euro 2012, the Russian
Premier League club said on Sunday.
The 30-year-old Russia international, who had to quit
Saturday's game against Anzhi Makhachkala in the second half
after pulling a muscle, will miss Lokomotiv's next match against
CSKA Moscow on Wednesday, the railway side said on their website
"Fortunately, Roman's injury turned out to be not too
serious," said Lokomotiv president Olga Smorodskaya.
"He'll be out for 10 days so he won't play against CSKA, but
there's no question of him missing Euro 2012."
Euro 2012, co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine, starts on June
Pavlyuchenko, nicknamed the "sleeping giant" by former
Russia coach Guus Hiddink, excelled at Euro 2008, where he
scored three goals in five games and made the tournament's
He then joined Tottenham Hotspur from Spartak Moscow for 17
million euros ($24.9 million) in August 2008, but decided to
return to Russia in February after struggling to adapt to
(Reporting by Gennady Fyodorov; editing by Dave Thompson)
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