Maduro joins Hamburg pair in Holland sicklist

April 24, 2006

AMSTERDAM, April 24 (Reuters) - Dutch international midfielder Hedwiges Maduro will be sidelined for two to four weeks, his club Ajax Amsterdam said on Monday.

Maduro, named last week in Marco van Basten's provisional 33-man squad for the World Cup finals, sustained an ankle injury during Ajax's 4-2 win over Feyenoord on Sunday.

Fellow squad midfielders Rafael van der Vaart (ankle) and Nigel de Jong (knee) will have surgery this week, their club SV Hamburg said.