Al Ain players recuperating from surgeries

The defender Mohammed Fayez of Al Ain will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing what the club today described as "two successful surgeries" on his knee at a site in Germany.

The club, which despite a rash of injuries is only one point behind Pro League leaders Baniyas and Wasl, said Fayez was injured during the draw with Sharjah on September 19. He is expected to return to the UAE next week to start his rehabilitation at the club clinic.

Also, the goalkeeper Yousuf Abdulrahman will soon be sent to  Germany to continue his treatment in the wake of his serious car crash on September 2, the club said, citing the goalkeepers coach Amer Abdul Wahab.

Abdulrahman was traveling from his home in Kalba to a training session in Al Ain when he was badly injured in a one-car crash. According to the club, he suffered fractures to his jaw, cheek bones and one collar bone. In its statement, the club said he had spent "many days with his family" after leaving a local hospital, where surgery had been performed.

Abdulrahman was the club's top goalkeeper before the accident, and also has been called in to the UAE national team..

The club also announced that Ali Sultan, a defender for Al Dhafra, and former Al Ain player, will undergo surgery for a knee injury "under the umbrella of cooperation agreement between the Al Ain and Al Dhafra clubs".