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JUCA OUT UNTIL JANUARY

16 Dec 2009
The ankle injury of Juca will sideline him from the game against Valencia, and the situation could be worse as he might lose the first games of 2010, for the moment the midfielder has bent treated with an injection.

Bad luck continues for Juliano Roberto Antonello, the Brazilian started the season in the right way as he was a regular starter and as he scored twice in la liga, but after the home game with Villarreal the river has changed its course, because In that game he suffered a thigh problem that kept him out for two months.

He returned a fortnight ago in the game against Barcelona FC just to suffer a new injury; he sustained a bone edema in the outer region of his right ankle, reason why he was rested for the visit to UD Almeria. Now the doctors fear that this new problem could keep him out of action for another month.

On Tuesday newspaper La Voz de Galicia informed that the player has been treated with an injection, the substance is known as Hyaluronic acid and is used to protect the cartilage of the ankle. On Monday it was expected that the Brazilian would be ready to run, but instead he rested and received the second injection after the first one was applied on the past week.

Doctor Ramón Barral commented the case, "For now we will wait and will put his third shot on Sunday, and then it all depends on his feelings. Typically, he should be bow only slightly better compared to when he suffered the injury, so we need not take further measures."

Taking in mind that the calendar is January is tight, it is very probable that the midfielder will at least miss the first two games in the new year: the liga visit to Real Zaragoza (January 3) and the Copa Del Rey match at Valencia FC (January 6).

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