Papadopoulos to miss rest of Euro 2012

Papadopoulos to miss rest of Euro 2012

Published Jun. 9, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

Greece's central defender Avraam Papadopoulos will miss the rest of the European Championship after picking up a ligament injury to his left leg in Friday's opening 1-1 draw with co-host Poland.

Team officials said on Saturday that the 27-year-old was due to fly back to Greece later in the day.

Papadopoulos was helped off the pitch in the 37th minute after what initially appeared to be a harmless challenge from Poland's Robert Lewandowski in the Group A game.

The Olympiakos defender played a key role in Greece's qualifying campaign for Euro 2012.