Sporting’s Onyewu out 8 weeks for knee surgery

Sporting Lisbon defender Oguchi Onyewu needs to have knee

surgery and will be sidelined for eight weeks.

The Portuguese club says medical scans performed on Tuesday

revealed ligament damage in the United States international’s right

knee, which were sustained in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Pacos


Onyewu has scored four goals from 14 appearances for Sporting,

which is fourth in the Portuguese league standings – 13 points

behind leader Benfica.