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Betis lose Torres for knockouts

Published: Friday 13 December 2013, 13.42CET
Midfielder Xavi Torres could be out for the rest of the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon during Real Betis Balompié's 0-0 draw with HNK Rijeka on Thursday.
Betis lose Torres for knockouts
Xavi Torres in action before his injury ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Friday 13 December 2013, 13.42CET

Betis lose Torres for knockouts

Midfielder Xavi Torres could be out for the rest of the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon during Real Betis Balompié's 0-0 draw with HNK Rijeka on Thursday.

Xavi Torres could be out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn right Achilles tendon during Real Betis Balompié's final UEFA Europa League group stage game.

The 27-year-old former Getafe CF midfielder was forced off 57 minutes into Thursday's 0-0 home draw with HNK Rijeka that condemned already qualified Betis to second place behind Olympique Lyonnais in Group I. After spending the night in hospital, Torres will undergo surgery on Friday and will be sidelined for four to five months.

Recently appointed coach Juan Carlos Garrido, whose team will discover their round of 32 opponents on Monday, said: "He was making a big effort and this is the bad news of the night. It is another problem to overcome; we must be united in these situations. We must help Xavi Torres as much as possible."

Last updated: 13/12/13 13.46CET

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