The official website for European football

Ankle woe for Kily

Published: Monday 25 November 2002, 0.54CET
Valencia CF's Kily González will miss the UEFA Champions League matches against AFC Ajax and Arsenal FC.

UEFA.com features

Drogba's greatest UEFA Champions League hits
  • Drogba's greatest UEFA Champions League hits
  • Brahimi following in Madjer's Porto footsteps
  • Sheridan taking the heat at APOEL
  • McGregor making his mark back at Celtic
  • Atlético's Filipe Luís to fill Cole's boots at Chelsea
  • Watch and rate Mexès's overhead spectacular
  • Di Stéfano on his five European Cup wins
  • Watch Van Basten's bicycle kick
  • 'A long time coming' for St Patrick's
  • Madrid return to heroes' welcome
1 of 10
 
 
Published: Monday 25 November 2002, 0.54CET

Ankle woe for Kily

Valencia CF's Kily González will miss the UEFA Champions League matches against AFC Ajax and Arsenal FC.

Valencia CF midfield player Kily González will be out of action for two months and miss his side's first two UEFA Champions League second group stage matches after suffering serious ligament damage to his left ankle on Sunday.

Immediate surgery
The Argentinian winger was carried off the field on a stretcher and taken straight to a Valencia clinic after a challenge in the dying seconds of his side's 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid.

Three months
Club doctor Jorge Candel said the player could be out for between two and three months, and now looks certain to miss the visit of Group B rivals AFC Ajax on Wednesday and the trip to face Arsenal FC on 10 December.

Knee injury
Kily has only recently returned to first-team action after recovering from a knee injury sustained during training in September. The former Real Zaragoza player has made three appearances in this season's Champions League and has been a key factor behind Valencia's bid to retain their Spanish league crown.

Last updated: 25/11/02 14.01CET

Related information

Player profiles
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=43750.html#ankle+kily

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos 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.