Filipe Luis' season and World Cup hopes over

BY foxsports • January 24, 2010

Deportivo La Coruna defender Filipe Luis' season - and World Cup hopes - are over after the Brazilian was ruled out for up to six months.

Filipe underwent surgery on his broken right ankle Sunday, one day after falling awkwardly after scoring and with Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz landing on top of him in Deportivo's 3-1 victory in the Spanish league.

Deportivo says Filipe will be immobilized for the next four weeks and will need a minimum of four months to recover.

The 24-year-old Filipe has been Deportivo's standout player this season. He had also been likely to make Brazil's squad for the World Cup later this year after making his international debut in 2009 against Venezuela.

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