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Injured Mitroglou out for a month

Injured Olympiakos striker Costas Mitroglou will be out of action for at least a month, the Greek champion announced on Thursday.

Mitroglou, 25, the leading scorer in the Greek Super League with 14 goals in 11 matches, was injured in the second half of Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

He was later dignosed with a meniscus injury that will require exploratory surgery.

As a result, Mitroglou will miss the decisive Champions League home match against Anderlecht in which a victory for Michel’s side will ensure it qualifies for the last 16 from Group C.

Mitroglou, whose goals have also helped Greece qualify for next year’s World Cup in Brazil, is under contract with the Piraeus-based team until 2016, although he does have a clause in his contract saying he can leave for a minimum 8 million euros and has been linked with leading sides around Europe, including Liverpool.

[Reuters]