Hip injury rules out Ukraine stopper Fyodorov
KIEV, May 22 (Reuters) - Ukraine defender Serhiy Fyodorov has suffered a hip injury and will miss the World Cup finals, his club Dynamo Kiev said on Monday.
The club's website said: 'According to Dynamo's head coach Anatoly Demyanenko he will need three months to recover.'
Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin last week expressed concern at a string of injuries to key players -- including Fyodorov and AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko.
He said the side had too small a pool of defenders to draw on to solve their problems, particularly on the right side.
Russia's RIA news agency, meanwhile, said Shevchenko had told reporters he was optimistic he would recover from his knee injury.
'As far as my injury is concerned, I'm hoping I can resume training soon and be in proper condition for the tournament,' he was quoted as saying.
Ukraine, who are in the same group as Spain, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia, have embarked on a training camp in Turkey. They host a friendly next Sunday against Cost Rica before final training sessions and three more friendlies in Switzerland.