Nihat has surgery, out for up to four months with Euro injury

Society Materials 29 June 2008 19:29 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey striker Nihat Kahveci has undergone surgery on a thigh injury which will keep him out of action for up to four months, his Spanish club Villarreal said on Sunday, the dpa reported.

Nihat sustained the injury during extra time of Turkey's Euro 2008 quarter-final against Croatia on June 20, hobbling off the pitch after seemingly sustaining the injury while executing a freekick.

Nihat will miss the start of the Spanish league season and of the Champions League group stage for which Villarreal are directly qualified as 2008 season runners-up to Real Madrid.