Sociedad lose Kovacevic for rest of season

January 16, 2006

MADRID, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Real Sociedad striker Darko Kovacevic will miss the rest of the season after tearing the Achilles tendon in his left leg during training on Monday.

Kovacevic was in the final stages of a recovery programme after an operation on the same tendon in November and was taking part in a training game.

Club medical staff said the 32-year-old former Yugoslavia international would undergo immediate surgery.

Sociedad recently signed Danish international Morten Skoubo from Brondby to replace leading striker Nihat Kahveci who is poised to leave the club in the January transfer window.

The Basque side are 13th in the Primera Liga, four points clear of the relegation zone.