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Hertha Berlin look set to be without the services of striker Amine Chermiti for a number of weeks after he suffered a knee injury in their Uefa Cup tie.

The Tunisian summer signing had to be taken off after only 11 minutes of Hertha’s Uefa Cup win over Interblock Ljubljana on Thursday.  The initial suspicion is that he has suffered knee ligament damage.    

“We still need to talk to the doctors, but I fear that he’ll be out for eight to ten weeks” said Berlin trainer Lucien Favre.  

 Hertha also look set to lose Nigerian forward Solomon Okoronkwo, who is poised to leave the club.   

“We believe that he will leave us.  Perhaps we’ll be able so say a little more on Friday” Hertha manager Dieter Hoeness explained.   

 Okoronkwo, who has just won the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, feels that he will have better chances of playing if he were to leave the Olympiastadion club.

Mathew Burt

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