Veron doubtful for Libertadores semi

BUENOS AIRES - Estudiantes playmaker Juan Sebastian Veron is nursing a leg injury that could keep him out of the second leg of their Libertadores Cup semi-final away to Nacional of Uruguay on Wednesday.

A scan on Sunday revealed a ligament injury below his left calf muscle which forced Argentina midfielder Veron to come off at halftime during their 1-0 home win in the first leg last Thursday.

"(It) is a matter that really worries (coach Alex) Sabella above all because of what Veron represents on the pitch and how our rivals might come out to play knowing the team's emblematic player is missing the game," the club said on their website.