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GUARDADO OUT FOR ONE MONTH

04 Feb 2008
The bad news were confirmed this Monday, left-winger Andr?Šs Guardado will be out of action for one month after suffering a hamstring strain during the game against Betis. The Mexican youngster had a similar problem during the previous game against Valladolid, but he decided to risk at the Luis de Lopera and now he's paying the consequences. Guardado will miss the games with Getafe, Recreativo, Espanyol and Sevilla.

Canaldeportivo.com confirmed what everybody was fearing, Andr?Šs Guardado will be out of action during the next four weeks due to a hamstring strain, a problem that consists in the tear in one or more of the hamstrings muscles (Biceps femoris in this case).

The Mexican suffered the injury during the game against Betis at the Luis de Lopera and had to abandon the match after just eleven minutes on the pitch. He already suffered a problem during the previous confrontation against Valladolid and decided to take the risk although he wasn't totally fit to play.

Guardado insisted in participating in the game, reason why he appeared in the starting line-up just to leave the pitch at the beginning of the confrontation. After the match with Betis, coach Lotina was feeling sorry for the situation "I always say to them -the players- that they should speak to me if they can't do it, he wanted to play, and now his absence is important for us, and that upsets me more than the fact of been forced to make an early modification."

The ex-Atlas player was called on the past week in order to participate in a friendly game between Mexico and the United States, a match that will take place this Wednesday, but the club sent an official communication to the Mexican football federation explained the reasons why he wont' travel to America. It's expected that Guardado will miss the next four game of Deportivo: Getafe, Recreativo, RCD Espanyol and Sevilla. Although the Mexican might be ready to face the Sevillans, a situation that will depend on his evolution.

Together with Coloccini, Guardado has participated in all the games played so far in Primera Divisi??n. He's also the pichichi in the squad with five goals scored, he has also made five assistances -the best mark in the squad- It's an important absence that Lotina will now have to cover.


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