Edmilson sidelined for three weeks

Kyodo

FC Tokyo forward Edmilson will miss roughly three weeks as a result of a leg injury suffered on Aug. 25, the J. League first division club said late Saturday.

Edmilson, who is on loan from Qatar’s Al-Gharafa Sports Club through Jan. 1, 2013, suffered a contusion to the fascia in the back of his left thigh in Tokyo’s 1-0 win at Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

The forward, who was acquired in July, has yet to score in five games for Tokyo, which is currently ninth in the table with 36 points from 24 games, nine points back of leading Vegalta Sendai.