Alfonso injury jinx strikes again
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Spanish international hit-man picked up an ankle sprain in last weekend's 1-1 draw at Rayo Vallecano.
Alfonso has missed a large chunk of the campaign through injury, and has been limited to just 12 league starts.
His latest injury did not initially appear to be serious, but in the 48 hours since the Rayo game the ankle has flared up causing the on-loan Barca star much discomfort.
It is unclear as yet whether the 30-year-old will miss any further games, but he is a serious doubt for Sunday's trip to Osasuna.
Meanwhile, Betis centre back David Rivas is on the verge of resuming training with the first-team squad after recovering from a persistent groin injury, and could feature in the game at Osasuna.