The official website for European football

Vicente faces threat of surgery

Published: Friday 19 November 2004, 16.12CET
Valencia CF winger Vicente Rodríguez could require surgery on his long-standing ankle problem.
Published: Friday 19 November 2004, 16.12CET

Vicente faces threat of surgery

Valencia CF winger Vicente Rodríguez could require surgery on his long-standing ankle problem.

Valencia CF winger Vicente Rodríguez will need ankle surgery if his injury problems do not ease in the next three weeks.

Out since September
That was the prognosis after the Spanish international underwent tests today on the left ankle he injured playing against Werder Bremen in the UEFA Champions League on 29 September. Vicente has not featured since for Claudio Ranieri's team, with his condition showing few signs of improvement.

Possible operation
Examinations have revealed a build-up of scar tissue around the ankle ligaments, which causes the player pain whenever he turns his foot. Doctors have now prescribed a three-week course of anti-flammatory injections, but if this fails to remedy the problem, the 23-year-old faces an operation.

Last updated: 19/11/04 18.00CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=259161.html#vicente+faces+threat+surgery

UEFA.com features

How promoted Kaiserslautern won the Bundesliga
  • How promoted Kaiserslautern won the Bundesliga
  • Skipper Passlack on his Germany U17 squad mates
  • France captain Cognat introduces his team-mates
  • Story so far: Sevilla FC
  • Story so far: FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
  • The best not to have won the Champions League
  • Passlack, Frommann on winning Germany formula
  • Frankfurt back on top with fourth triumph
  • Faes out to make his mark with Belgium
  • Ten heroes of the Women's Champions League
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.