Assuncao adds to Betis' injury woe
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Brazilian sustained the damage in last weekend's league encounter with Malaga.
The former Roma star started the game with the ankle already injured, but had to leave the field of play after a heavy challenge caused more extensive damage.
Assuncao will now spend 17 days at complete rest before starting a two-week recuperation programme.
The midfielder will now definitely miss crunch league games against Valencia and Celta Vigo, and most probably also Atletico Madrid.
The news adds to Betis boss Victor Fernandez's injury headaches with defender David Rivas, striker Alfonso and winger Denilson already ruled out for the foreseeable future with knocks.