Fernandez sidelined for 8-12 weeks


With the Bundesliga only three games into the season, Bielefeld, who barely escaped relegation last season and are now in 14th spot in the 18-team league, have appointed Dennis Eilhoff as their No 1 with 38-year-old Alexander Bade as his back-up while they search for another goalkeeper.

Armenia’s goalkeeper coach Thomas Schlieck says Fernandez will join training as soon as he can, but he doubts it to be sooner than eight weeks and in a worst case scenario, 12 weeks.

The cruciate ligaments are located within the knee joint and connect the thighbone to the shinbone. They function like short ropes that hold the bones of the knee joint tightly when the player bends or stands erect.