Alves Ruled Out!

Last updated : 13 May 2009 By Boro Mad
The Brazilian received the injury in last night's derby defeat by Newcastle United.

Alves was hurt when he was tackled from behind by Nicky Butt, a challenge which earned the Magpies midfielder a booking.

Alves tried to play on but collapsed to the ground in pain within a few minutes and was stretchered off.

The injury was confirmed following a scan today.