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Brazilian striker Robinho sidelined with muscle injury after midweek match

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SAO PAULO - Santos striker Robinho will miss a few Brazilian league matches after picking up a leg muscle injury.

He got hurt in Santos' 2-0 win over Atletico Paranaense on Wednesday, his fourth match since returning to Brazilian football on loan from AC Milan.

Robinho was stretchered off after going down holding the back of his right leg in the 75th-minute at the Vila Belmiro stadium.

The 30-year-old forward is expected to be sidelined for about two weeks.

Brazil's starter in the 2010 World Cup, Robinho had been playing well and had already scored a goal in his third stint with the Brazilian club.

Santos' next match is Sunday against rival Sao Paulo.

The club made famous by Pele in the 1960s is seventh in the 20-team Brazilian league standings.

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