Sergio to sit out Celtic clash
By Francisco Acedo & Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 25-year-old has suffered an injury-plagued season thus far, and has yet to make a first-team appearance.
A scan revealed that the player has torn a thigh muscle and is likely to be sidelined for a minimum of two weeks.
Sergio had already suffered a serious injury to the same leg earlier in the campaign, but club doctors were quick to point out the latest problem was a new injury and not a recurrence of the old one.
"There is no logical explanation for it (the injury). He did a lot of work in the gym after the first breakage, but when he started playing again he got injured. We can not understand it," said club doctor Mario Gallan.
The news will come as a big blow for the player who had also been forced to sit out the last month with appendicitis.
Sergio is unlikely to feature for the first-team again until the New Year, and will definitely miss the Galician's European date with the Scottish champions.
The Aviles-born defender refused to be downcast by the setback, focusing on the greater crisis that has recently afflicted the Galician area.
"I was progressing well in training, and don't want to think about the reasons why I broke down again.
"The tear is quite small and so I hope to heal quickly although I don't want to talk in terms of time.
"Anyway, there are more serious things happening at the moment like the Prestige (oil tanker) disaster, and the problems for many families in the region," he concluded.
There was better news on the injury front for Celta when it was revealed that both Jesuli and Alexander Mostovoi are making progress with their respective knocks, and both could feature against Celtic.