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Schalke hit by Metzelder injury blow

October 31, 2012
By ESPN staff
Schalke defender Christoph Metzelder has been ruled out of Saturday's Bundesliga clash with Hoffenheim through injury.

The 31-year-old tore a groin muscle in the game with SV Sandhausen in the DFB Pokal on Tuesday night, in his first competitive start of the campaign.

The former Real Madrid defender had to be withdrawn at half time and later confirmed the severity of his injury on the club's official website.

He said: "I'm afraid I have a torn muscle in the groin ...

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