Fabregas out 2-3 weeks

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, Last Updated: 2:28 PM ET

LONDON -- Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out for two to three weeks with a hamstring strain, the English Premier League club announced Tuesday.

Fabregas suffered the injury when he scored a weird goal at Sunderland, as he stuck his foot out to deflect a clearance by Anton Ferdinand that popped into the air and sailed 40 yards into the net. Fabregas later left the match.

Fabregas will miss Saturday's home EPL match against West Bromwich, Tuesday's Champions League match at Partizan Belgrade and likely the Oct. 3 game against EPL leaders Chelsea.

He joins Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner on the sidelines for Arsenal. The Gunners tied Sunderland, 1-1, on Saturday and are second in the standings, four points behind Chelsea.


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