Russia will, during the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in her own country will not be able to rely on Alexander Kokorin. The striker of Zenit tore Thursday in the Europa Leaguewedstrijd against Leipzig the cruciate ligament of his right knee.
“He will soon go to Rome, to travel for further treatment. Details about surgery will soon follow”, leave his club Zenit know.
The 26-year-old Kokorin is likely to be five to six months outside of battle. The severe injury to the attacker (48 caps, 12 goals) is a line through the account of Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov, who had central defender Georgy Dzhikiya (Spartak) and winger Viktor Vasin (CSKA) with similar injuries saw failure.
The world cup takes on Russia in group A on against Saudi Arabia (June 14), Egypt (19 June) and Uruguay (June 25).