Albelda blow for Valencia
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valencia's David Albelda has been ruled out for a month with a thigh injury.Embattled Valencia boss Claudio Ranieri has been dealt another blow with the news that David Albelda has been ruled out for a month.
The midfielder, Valencia's captain, sustained a tear in his right thigh muscle during training.
Albelda was sent for tests, and they revealed a two centimetre tear.
The Spain international will now have to rest the injury, but looks set for at four weeks on the sidelines.
As a result he will miss the club's final two UEFA Champions League games and, in all likelihood, four Primera encounters.