3/16/2018 6:16:58 PM (GMT+3)

Russia's Kokorin doubtful for FIFA World Cup


MOSCOW, Russia: Russia's Alexander Kokorin will likely miss the World Cup after suffering an injury during his club Zenit St Petersburg’s Thursday’s Europa League match against RB Leipzig.

“The examination of the injury that Kokorin has suffered revealed the rupture of the cruciate ligaments of his right knee," said a statement on Zenit’s website.

Kokorin is expected to undergo treatment at a clinic in Rome.

The injury creates a headache for Russia manager Stanislav Cherchesov, who will have to find a replacement for his first-choice striker.