Posted: Tue February 12, 2013 12:04PM; Updated: Tue February 12, 2013 12:04PM

Bremen defender Gebre Selassie breaks hand

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Czech national Gebre Selassie suffered a serious setback in his first season at Werder Bremen.
Czech national Gebre Selassie suffered a serious setback in his first season at Werder Bremen.
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BREMEN, Germany (AP) -Werder Bremen says Czech Republic defender Theodor Gebre Selassie broke a bone in his left hand in Tuesday's practice and will need surgery.

The Bundesliga club could not immediately say how long the defender will be out of action.

Werder is 11th in the standings. The team hosts Freiburg in its next match on Saturday.

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