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BASEL, Switzerland (Kyodo) FC Basel’s Japanese defender Koji Nakata could be sidelined for up to three weeks with a thigh injury, the Swiss first-division club’s press officer said Thursday.

Nakata limped off in the first half of Basel’s 6-1 win at SC Binningen in the Swiss Cup on Saturday and tests revealed that he has strained a muscle in his left thigh and will need two to three weeks to fully recover.

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