Austria keeper Almer out for months with knee injury

October 28, 2015

VIENNA (AP) Austria goalkeeper Robert Almer will miss the team's friendly against Switzerland in November after partly tearing a ligament in his left knee.

His club Austria Vienna says Almer picked up the injury in Sunday's domestic league match against Rapid Vienna and won't play again before the league's winter break from mid-December until February.

In the club's statement, Almer is quoted as saying ''this diagnosis is obviously bitter for me but I am also in a positive mood. Maybe I have been lucky the ligament hasn't been fully ripped.''

In September, Almer set an Austrian national team record as he had not conceded a goal in 603 consecutive minutes.


Austria qualified for the 2016 European Championship by winning a group that also included Russia and Sweden.