Having come off limping against Getafe last Monday, Valencia captain José Luis Gayà had fans holding their breath as they waited to know the severity of his injury.
The club released a statement, as reported by Marca, confirming the left-back has suffered from a grade II sprain in his ankle.
Gayà will be out for approximately one month. The team is already struggling severely as things are, sitting in the relegation zone with five consecutive losses. The injury to their captain and one of their best players will further damage morale.
Toni Lato or Jesús Vázquez will need to cover the left-back position, with neither one having received a consistent amount of game time and both having been linked to moves away from the club during the January transfer window.
The Getafe game also saw Brazilian striker Marcos André pick up an injury. He came on in the 83rd minute to attempt to change the losing dynamic of the game and will too be sidelined with a sprained ankle and could be out for up to three weeks.
The loss of Marcos André added to a previously injured Edinson Cavani, leaves Hugo Duro as the only option in attack for Valencia for the coming games.
Nicolás Antúnez de Mayolo | GSFN