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United Defender Out For 4 Weeks?

United Defender Out For 4 Weeks?

The first aid kit at Tannadice has been taking a battering over the last few months, as the injuries start to mount up - even at this early stage of the new campaign.

Now, it looks like Christian Kalvenes could be out for around a month, after tearing a calf muscle during the 2-0 win over Saint Mirren.

30-year-old defender Kalvenes limped off in the 75th minute at Tannadice, to be replaced by Stuart Duff, though United were already comfortable leaders at that stage of the game.

If it`s confirmed that Norwegian Kalvenes is out for 4 weeks, it means that Dundee United would have a serious injury in all 4 positions of the team - goalkeeping, defence, midfield and attack.

Manager Craig Levein currently has several important 1st team players out with long-term injuries, including goalkeeper Lukasz Zaluska, midfielder Craig Conway and striker Jon Daly.

"We are assessing just how bad it is, but, if it is a tear, he will be out for a few weeks," Levein admitted to the Evening Telegraph.

"That would be a big blow to him and to us because I think he`s been superb since the start of the season."

At least Levein will have Morgaro Gomis available for the match against Gretna this weekend, after the midfielder returns to the squad following a 1-match suspension.

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Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Tuesday September 18 2007
Time: 8:00AM

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