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Stilian away with surgery, but will be sidelined for three months29-10-2010
The captain of Aston Villa and the Bulgarian national football team Stilian Petrov will not be subjected to surgery because of his knee injury, but will be sidelined for three months.
Petrov will concentrate on rehabilitation and Villa manager Gerard Houllier will not be able to use his services until the end of the year.
"We thought Stilian will need surgery. He does not need surgery, "said Houllier. "But the recovery time will be the same - between 8 and 12 weeks.
Petrov received unpleasant injury during the Premiership game against Sunderland last weekend.
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