Greek defender out of Euro 2012

 

Soccer:Greece central defender Avraam Papadopoulos will miss the rest of Euro 2012 after suffering a knee injury in their 1-1 draw in the tournament’s opening game against co-hosts Poland.

He was replaced after 37 minutes by his namesake Kyriakos Papadopoulos before being taken to hospital where scans showed the 27-year-old had suffered damaged ligaments in his left knee. After returning to the team hotel, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) issued a statement saying he would return home for treatment.