Vieirinha ruptures knee ligaments

Wolfsburg's Portuguese striker Vieirinha celebrates scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match VfL Wolfsburg vs FC Schalke 04 in Wolfsburg, central Germany, on August 17, 2013
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Wolfsburg winger Vieirinha ruptures his knee ligaments in the DFB-Pokal clash against Aalen.

Wolfsburg winger Vieirinha could miss several months of the season after rupturing ligaments in his knee during their 2-0 win over 2. Bundesliga side Aalen in the DFB-Pokal on Tuesday night.

The Portuguese, who was stretchered off in the 31st minute, has vowed to return as quickly as possible from the injury.

"It's a very difficult moment but I know my family, my team-mates and our supporters will give me the support to come back quickly," FIFA.com quotes him as saying.

The club's director of football Klaus Allofs has admitted that the injury was a big blow for Wolfsburg.

"It's cruel for him and for us," Allofs said. "We all wish him a speedy recovery and will do everything possible to help with the rehabilitation."

Vieirinha joined Wolfsburg last summer from PAOK.

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