European Football - Injured Spartak striker Emenike to miss up to six weeks

Spartak Moscow and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike will be sidelined for up to six weeks after having knee surgery.

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European Football - Injured Spartak striker Emenike to miss up to six weeks
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Spartak Moscow's Emmanuel Emenike celebrates scoring a goal against Celtic during their Champion's League Group G soccer match in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium October 2, 2012 (Reuters)

"Today, Emenike underwent a successful operation on his meniscus and will miss four to six weeks," the Russian Premier League side said on their website.

Emenike, who finished as joint top scorer at February's African Nations Cup, won by Nigeria, will miss his country's World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and Namibia next month.

Nigeria and Malawi top Africa's Group F with five points each from three matches.

Emenike, who turns 26 next week, will also miss the end of the Russian league season, with just four matches remaining.

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