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Croatia Striker Breaks Collarbone in Cup Clash

Marko Pjaca (photo credit : Drago Sopta / HNS)

Marko Pjaca (photo credit : Drago Sopta / HNS)

Croatian coach Ante Čačić was watching with concern when Dinamo Zagreb striker Marko Pjaco was helped off the pitch in the second half in his side’s 2-0 win over Hajduk Split in the first leg of the Croatian Cup on Wednesday evening…

International striker Pjaca was one of the standout players on the park in the cup clash before clashing with Hajduk Split defender Lorenzo Šimić and breaking his collarbone in the 62nd minute.

“Sad news after a great 2:0 win vs Hajduk, Marko Pjaca broke his collarbone during the game at Poljud. Surgery is scheduled for today and Marko will be out of the game for 6 weeks,” Dinamo Zagreb announced on their website.

Pjaca will miss Croatia’s upcoming Euro friendlies against Israel (23 March) and Hungary (26 March). If everything goes according to plan he should be fit just in time to make Croatia’s squad for Euro 2016 in France. Pjaca has been capped 6 times for Croatia.

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