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Betis dealt Nosa and Rodríguez injury blows

Published: Tuesday 12 November 2013, 11.32CET
Real Betis Balompié midfielder Nosa Igiebor will be out till the new year after undergoing surgery while forward Brian Rodríguez faces a month's absence with an ankle sprain.
Betis dealt Nosa and Rodríguez injury blows
Betis midfielder Nosa Igiebor will be sidelined for two months ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Tuesday 12 November 2013, 11.32CET

Betis dealt Nosa and Rodríguez injury blows

Real Betis Balompié midfielder Nosa Igiebor will be out till the new year after undergoing surgery while forward Brian Rodríguez faces a month's absence with an ankle sprain.

Real Betis Balompié will be without midfielder Nosa Igiebor for the rest of their UEFA Europa League Group I campaign because the Nigerian international needs surgery to correct a chronic left adductor muscle injury.

The 23-year-old – who has featured in eleven games for Pepe Mel's side in all competitions this term – will undergo an operation this week, with the Verdiblancos hoping to have the former Lillestrøm SK and Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC player fit again in the first two weeks in January. Meanwhile, striker Brian Rodríguez has been sidelined for up to four weeks after the Uruguayan suffered a left ankle sprain in training.

Despite sitting bottom of the Spanish Liga, Betis lead their UEFA Europa League section ahead of a 28 November visit to Olympique Lyonnais and a final group match at home to HNK Rijeka in December.

Last updated: 12/11/13 15.09CET

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