The 25-year-old left-back has become the latest casualty after injuring ligaments in his right knee during Sunday's 1-1 Primera División draw at RCD Espanyol. Moretti was hurt in a challenge with Espanyol's Iván de la Peña, which earned the midfielder a red card, and faces three months on the sidelines.
The Valencia treatment room is already filled with first-team talent including midfielders David Albelda (pulled muscle) and Rubén Baraja (calf), defenders Carlos Marchena (knee ligaments) and Asier del Horno (calf/achilles) as well as Jaime Gavilán (knee ligaments), Vicente Rodríguez (knee) and Francesco Tavana (calf).
Quique Sánchez Flores's team sit fifth in the Spanish league, four points behind leaders Sevilla FC, while occupying an even more promising position at the top of UEFA Champions League Group D, with three wins from four matches. Moretti, who is in his third season with the Mestalla club, has been a key figure in their progress, making eight Primera División appearances and three in the UEFA Champions League.
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