WARSAW: Greece central defender Avraam Papadopoulos will miss the rest of Euro 2012 after suffering a knee injury in their 1-1 draw in the tournament's opening game against co-hosts Poland on Friday.
He was replaced after 37 minutes by his namesake Kyriakos, before being taken to hospital where scans showed the 27-year-old had suffered damaged ligaments in his left knee.
After returning to the team hotel, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) issued a statement saying he would return home for treatment.
Papadopoulos suffered a knee injury in the opening game against Poland and scans showed that he had damaged ligaments in his left knee.
Greece next face the Czech Republic in Wroclaw on Tuesday after Dimitris Salpingidis' second-half goal earned a draw with Poland who had opened the scoring through Robert Lewandowski.