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Villarreal's Josico suffers leg fracture

Villarreal CF will be without Josico for six weeks after the midfielder suffered a hairline fracture to his right fibula during Sunday's home victory over Sevilla FC.

Villarreal CF will be without Josico for six weeks after the midfielder suffered a hairline fracture to his right fibula in Sunday's Primera División defeat of Sevilla FC.

Important figure
The 32-year-old, who has made eight league appearances this season, had to be replaced shortly before half-time after being tackled by Seydou Keita. Rio Antonio Mavuba replaced him and Villarreal ran out 3-2 winners at El Madrigal. A scan on Monday confirmed the extent of the injury, which rules Josico out of Villarreal's third UEFA Cup Group C match, against IF Elfsborg on 5 December, although he may be fit for their concluding fixture at AEK Athens FC on 20 December. Villarreal are second in the section having taken four points from two games.