Major injury blow  for Olhanense

By CHRIS WRIGHT [email protected]

Bad news for Olhanense, as they fight to retain their place in Liga Sagres, is that captain Rui Duarte will be out of action for at least six months.

The player underwent surgery in Lisbon last Tuesday following ruptured cruciate ligaments in his right knee.

His place in midfield will be filled by Rui Baião, with Delson taking the central defensive midfield role.

Olhanense travel to tenth placed Rio Ave on Sunday, hoping to secure at least a point from the long trip north.

The next home game is the vital Easter match against V. Setúbal, who are currently level with Olhanense on 20 points just above the relegation places.