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Unlucky Vicente sidelined again

Published: Friday 6 April 2007, 21.00CET
Valencia CF will be without midfielder Vicente Rodríguez for five weeks after medical tests at the club on Thursday confirmed a tear to his left hamstring.
 
 
 
Published: Friday 6 April 2007, 21.00CET

Unlucky Vicente sidelined again

Valencia CF will be without midfielder Vicente Rodríguez for five weeks after medical tests at the club on Thursday confirmed a tear to his left hamstring.

Valencia CF will be without midfielder Vicente Rodríguez for five weeks after medical tests at the club on Thursday evening confirmed a tear to his left hamstring.

Persistent problems
The 25-year-old winger sustained the injury during Wednesday's UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Chelsea FC and had to be replaced two minutes before the hour at Stamford Bridge. The lay-off is the latest blow to the Spanish international, who has missed much of the season with a succession of injuries. Problems with his ankle and calf muscle have restricted the playmaker to just 16 Primera División appearances and four goals this term.

Semi-final doubt
Vicente will definitely miss the second leg of Valencia's tie with the English champions next Tuesday, which is intriguingly poised after the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, and is likely to be ruled out of the semi-final as well should Quique Sánchez Flores' team progress that far. The semi-finals will be played on 24/25 April and 1/2 May.

Last updated: 08/04/07 23.30CET

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