Leverkusen defender Kadlec tears knee ligament


LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) -Bayer Leverkusen defender Michal Kadlec has been ruled out for several weeks after tearing a ligament in his left knee.

The Bundesliga club says the 27-year-old Czech left back suffered the injury 10 minutes into Thursday's 4-0 Europa League win at Rapid Vienna.

An MRI scan revealed the full extent of the damage on Friday.

Leverkusen visits Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich on Sunday.

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