Injury woe for Bilbao star
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 25-year-old tore lateral ligaments in his right knee in the opening minutes of Sunday's home draw with Albacete.
Tests on Monday confirmed the full extent of the injury, and the full back will now undergo surgery.
The news will come as a big blow for Athletic who are involved in a tense tussle to claim a European place.