Senderos ruled out of next 2 matches for Swiss

Published Jun. 17, 2010 5:24 p.m. EDT

Switzerland's team doctor says defender Philippe Senderos will miss the side's two remaining group matches because of an ankle injury.

Senderos sprained his right ankle in Wednesday's 1-0 upset win against Spain.

Team doctor Cuno Wetzel says X-rays and magnetic scans Thursday showed no fractures but a "painful distortion of his ankle."

Wetzel says "he will be out for the next two games."


The 25-year-old Everton player was substituted after 36 minutes of Switzerland's opener in Durban.

Switzerland beat European champion Spain on a goal from midfielder Gelson Fernandes.