Pires out with ligament injury

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Villarreal midfielder Robert Pires may be out for six months following a left knee ligament injury he got in a preseason match.

Madrid:

Villarreal midfielder Robert Pires may be out for six months following a left knee ligament injury he got in a preseason match. The former Arsenal player was hurt during a match against Cadiz in a preseason tournament on Friday. Pires has been a regular France international in recent years but was dropped from the squad for the World Cup this year in Germany. On Saturday, Villarreal announced that Argentina defender Gonzalo Rodriguez was to be sidelined for seven months after tearing a right knee ligament. Midfielder Josico Moreno also sustained a left thigh injury in the Cadiz match on Friday and will be out for three weeks, the club said. Villarreal president Fernando Roig said the team would seek to sign replacements before the transfer deadline on August 31, the national news agency Efe reported. (AP)

Topics : Football Villarreal
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