Piszczek out of Poland's game v Austria

VIENNA Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:29pm BST

Poland's Lukasz Piszczek gestures as he arrives for practice sesssion at Bad Waltersdorf, June 6, 2008. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland's Lukasz Piszczek gestures as he arrives for practice sesssion at Bad Waltersdorf, June 6, 2008.

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VIENNA (Reuters) - Poland midfielder Lukasz Piszczek is out of their Euro 2008 Group B game with Austria on Thursday due to an ankle injury.

"Piszczek twisted his ankle in Wednesday evening's training session and will take no part in the match against co-hosts Austria," team spokeswoman Marta Alf told Reuters.

The 23-year-old Piszczek was called up last week to replace Jakub Blaszczykowski when the winger was ruled out of the tournament with a hamstring injury.

Reserve keeper Tomasz Kuszczak also withdrew from the squad because of a back injury before the opening 2-0 defeat by Germany and captain Maciej Zurawski limped off at halftime with a thigh problem that will keep him out until the end of the group stage.

The Poles face Croatia in their final group game in Klagenfurt on Monday.

(Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic in Klagenfurt; editing by Tony Jimenez)

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