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Baraja blow deepens Valencia woe

Published: Friday 25 January 2008, 18.59CET
Struggling Valencia CF's problems have worsened with the news that captain Rubén Baraja will be sidelined for a month after scans confirmed a torn thigh muscle.

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Published: Friday 25 January 2008, 18.59CET

Baraja blow deepens Valencia woe

Struggling Valencia CF's problems have worsened with the news that captain Rubén Baraja will be sidelined for a month after scans confirmed a torn thigh muscle.

Struggling Valencia CF's problems have worsened with the news that captain Rubén Baraja will be out for a month having torn his right thigh during Wednesday's 1-0 win against Club Atlético de Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.

Tear confirmed
The 32-year-old, who has scored twice in 13 Primera División appearances this season, suffered the injury early in the second half of the 1-0 first-leg defeat of Atlético at Mestalla. He was replaced by new signing Hedwiges Maduro who made his Valencia debut. A subsequent scan revealed a tear that will keep the influential midfielder sidelined for between three and four weeks. Valencia lie eighth in the Spanish top flight – they have not won in the league since 10 November, losing five of their eight matches.

Last updated: 25/01/08 17.43CET

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