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Dutch star out for several weeks with knee injury

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Schalke suffered a double blow this weekend as star striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was ruled out for several weeks after picking up a knee injury in the side's 4-0 defeat to Wolfsburg. 

The Dutch international has been ruled out of the upcoming Champions League play-off with PAOK on Wednesday, after club doctors revealed the extent of his collision with Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio during an humiliating defeat this weekend. 

The club revealed on their website that Huntelaar had suffered a partial tear of a ligament in his right knee, with Schalke's team doctors confirming "he is looking at a break of several weeks."

The 30-year-old has become a key figure for the German outfit, topping the Bundesliga scoring chart two seasons ago as he netted 29 goals. 

Huntelaar had also began this season well after scoring twice in a 3-3 draw with Hamburg on the opening day, before this latest setback, which comes as a big blow to both Schalke's league and European exploits. 

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