Defender blow for Villarreal
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Villarreal's Rodolfo Arruabarrena could be out of action for up to a month.Villarreal defender Rodolfo Arruabarrena could be out of action for up to a month with a muscular tear.
The Argentine full back sustained the injury in last weekend's 1-1 draw with Racing Santander, and will undergo further tests to ascertain the full extent of the problem.
The 29-year-old looks certain to be absent for a minimum of three weeks and it means boss Manuel Pellegrini will have to switch Armando Sa to left back, and use Javi Venta at right back.
Arruabarrena becomes the fourth Villarreal player in the treatment room with Josico, Jose Reina and Santi Cazorla also out of action.
All four players could miss Wednesday's league clash with Sevilla, although goalkeeper Reina has the best chance of making the game.