Baraja blow for Che
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ruben Baraja is set to miss the climax of the Spanish season for Valencia.Ruben Baraja is set to miss the climax of the Spanish season for strugglers Valencia.
The deposed champions have endured a humiliating season, and must now attempt to seal InterToto qualification without their midfield talisman.
The 29-year-old ruptured a muscle in his right leg after 20 minutes of Sunday's derby with Levante, with the match ending 0-0.
Preliminary tests by club doctor Jorge Candell indicate a recuperation period of three to four weeks, which would rule Baraja out of the final Liga game of the season against Osasuna.
This latest blow follows a five-week lay-off in March, as Baraja has missed six league games this season.