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Tottenham Champions League rival Werder Bremen suffer blow as Naldo faces further spell on sidelines

Werder Bremen defender Naldo was previously expected to be near to a return to fitness, but has now suffered a major setback.

The Brazilian defender, who missed his side's Champions League clash with Tottenham through injury, is allegedly suffering from bone edema.

"It does not look good. I'll have to rest for another four weeks at least," the 28-year-old is quoted as saying by Bild.

Naldo has been sidelined in recent weeks due to a knee injury. In his absence, Werder have struggled domestically, most recently losing 4-1 to Hannover, and the defender's injury news will come as a huge setback to the club's ambitions.

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