Zenit striker Danny out for rest of year

MOSCOW - Zenit St Petersburg forward Danny will be out for the rest of the year after tearing knee ligaments in training, the Russian premier league club said on Wednesday.

Zenit said on their website that Danny would have surgery on his right knee in Portugal next week and would have to spend at least six months undergoing rehabilitation.

The 25-year-old Portugal international has been Zenit's key player since joining the club from Dynamo Moscow for a Russian league record 30 million euro last year.