Tuzzio blow for Islanders
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mallorca's Eduardo Tuzzio will miss the start of the season with an ankle injury.Mallorca's summer signing Eduardo Tuzzio will miss the start of the Spanish season after picking up an ankle injury.
The 31-year-old joined the Islanders from River Plate earlier in the month and was expected to be a starter in Hector Cuper's first XI for the new season.
However, the defender strained ligaments in his right ankle during a training session on Tuesday.
Initial tests have shown Tuzzio is likely to be sidelined for at least three weeks meaning he will almost certainly miss Mallorca's opening game of the new season at home to Deportivo La Coruna next weekend.
The news will come as a major blow to Cuper who has already lost two other central defenders, Mark Iuliano and Fernando Nino, to injury during the pre-season.