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LAFITA OPERATED

13 Aug 2008
Winger ?ngel Lafita was operated of appendicitis during this afternoon. The Aragonian player started to feel a strong pain in the abdominal sector during the morning and was taken to a hospital; then the doctors detected the problem and decided to operate. Lafita will now be out of action for one month, meaning he will miss the start in la liga.

Coach Lotina had a last-minute problem before the game with Hajduk Split, because ?ngel Lafita started to feel a strong pain the abdominal sector hours before the UEFA clash against the Croatian side. The player was taken to Hospital USP Santa Teresa in La Coru?a and the doctors concluded he was suffering from appendicitis.

Therefore the player was operated on Thursday’s afternoon, the surgery was made by doctor Aguirrezabalaga and it was reported as successful. Now Lafita will leave the hospital on Friday or Saturday and Depor’s doctors expect the player will be fit to play in one month (three or four weeks). This means the winger will miss the start in liga against Real Madrid and maybe the visit to Villarreal.

Lafita would be a starter in the game against Hajduk Split, but now his place will be taken by Andr?s Guardado. In order to cover the absence of Lafita in the list of called players, Lotina called Mista. The new list is now conformed by these players: Aranzubia, Fabricio (goalkeepers); Lopo, Z? Castro, Adri??n L??pez ?Piscu’, Manuel Pablo, Laure, Filipe (defenders); Guardado, Sergio, Juan Rodr?guez, Antonio Tom??s, De Guzman, Valer??n (midfielders), Riki, Mista, Xisco and Omar Bravo (strikers).


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