Jaime Valdés is unlikely to feature in Sporting Clube de Portugal's UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie against Rangers FC after suffering a groin injury on Saturday.
The Chilean international, 30, was forced off before half-time in the 2-2 draw at SC Olhanense after suffering a "violent stretching of his right adductor muscle". He will be unavailable for a minimum two weeks, ruling him out of Thursday's trip to Ibrox and the Estádio José Alvalade return a week later, as well as next Monday's Lisbon derby against SL Benfica.
Leandro Grimi is also out of the reckoning after failing to recover from a left thigh injury he suffered in the pre-match warm-up at Olhanense. There is some good news for coach Paulo Sérgio, as Yannick Djaló is back after a thigh injury that has sidelined him since 3 January.
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