Sevilla striker Chevanton sidelined with back strain

September 8, 2006

MADRID, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Sevilla's Uruguayan striker Ernesto Chevanton will be out of action for between three and five weeks with a back strain, the UEFA Cup holders said on Friday.

The 26-year-old international has a stress injury to his fifth vertebra and will miss the club's UEFA Cup first round first leg tie against Greek side Atromitos on Sept 14.

Chevanton joined Sevilla from Monaco last month for a reported fee of around €8million and has yet to make his Primera Liga debut.