Football - La Liga

Valencia star Banega runs himself over

Valencia playmaker Ever Banega will be out of action for up to six months with a broken ankle after he failed to set the handbrake in his car at a petrol station and it rolled back and trapped his foot, Spanish media reported on Sunday.

 
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"The player Ever Banega has suffered an accident with his own car after training on Sunday when he received a trauma to his left leg that caused a fracture to his tibia and the perone bones," Valencia said in a statement.

The club said the break had not been clean, the area was inflamed, and after hospital checks that surgery would take place on Monday.

"The period of recovery is estimated to be around six months," the statement added.

The Argentina international, 23, had already been left out of the Valencia squad to visit Barcelona in La Liga on Sunday as he was struggling with a knee problem.

Valencia lie third in the standings and play Stoke City in a Europa League last-32 second leg next Thursday.

Reuters
 
 
 
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