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(AP) - AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko will miss the Italian club's tour to the United States later this month after undergoing surgery to fix a previously operated broken jaw.
AC Milan said Sunday that the Ukraine striker will be sidelined for at least one week, leaving the powerhouse short of forwards for friendlies against Chelsea and Chicago Fire, News Italia Press reported.
This year's losing Champions League finalist, AC Milan will also be without striker Filippo Inzaghi, who has a knee injury.
Jon-Dahl Tomasson is also missing having just transferred to Stuttgart.
Milan's offense will be led by newly signed Christian Vieri, who moved from crosstown rival Inter Milan.
Milan is scheduled to play English Premier League champion Chelsea July 24 in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and again on July 31 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
On July 27, Milan will meet the Chicago Fire at Solider Field in Chicago.
Before traveling to the United States, Milan will play a preseason tournament that also features Juventus and Inter Milan on Wednesday.