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Injury blow for Dani

Published: Tuesday 16 April 2002, 16.16CET
Real Betis Balompié striker Daniel Martín Alexandre will miss the rest of the season.

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Published: Tuesday 16 April 2002, 16.16CET

Injury blow for Dani

Real Betis Balompié striker Daniel Martín Alexandre will miss the rest of the season.

Real Betis Balompié striker Daniel Martín Alexandre suffered a ligament injury in his right knee during Sunday's league match against CD Tenerife and will miss the rest of the season.

Contract renewed
After having renewed his contract for eight more years at Betis recently, the rising star of Spanish football will probably be out for about six weeks. A detailed medical check-up to be conducted today will confirm the exact extent of the injury which was sustained after a challenge by Tenerife player Alexis.

Key player
The 19-year-old came through Betis's football school and reached the first team this season. He has become a key player in the team, making an important contribution to Betis's performance this season which has seen them challenge for a UEFA Champions League place.

Dani speaks
Asked about his injury, Dani said: "Everything was going well until now. But football is not always like that, there are also bad moments. I do not know if Alexis wanted to hurt me, but the fact is that it was a very heavy tackle. In the end, the worst is that we lost the match [2-1]."

Last updated: 16/04/02 17.05CET

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