Dutch top scorer Alves out for up to six weeks

February 12, 2007

AMSTERDAM, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The Dutch league's top scorer Afonso Alves will be sidelined for four to six weeks after he sustained a knee injury at the weekend, his club Heerenveen said on Monday.

The Brazilian striker, who has scored 22 goals in 23 games in his first year with Heerenveen, tore knee ligaments during the goalless draw against Vitesse Arnhem on Saturday.

Heerenveen are sixth with 38 points from 24 matches.