Valencia midfielder Francis Coquelin has been taken to hospital following a suspected bone fracture after training on Friday and looks set for a spell on the sidelines.
The former Arsenal man has been in good form since his arrival in the January transfer window, providing Los Che boss Marcelino with a selection headache after the form of Dani Parejo and Geoffrey Kondogbia this season.
The Frenchman left the club’s training ground on Friday morning in an ambulance as the Mestalla based side prepared for the weekend fixture with Alaves.
Numerous reports claim that Coquelin has a suspected fracture, and could now miss the remaining fixtures in March.
Since his arrival to the Spanish club, the 26-year-old has featured in nine La Liga games and has helped Marcelino’s side hold on to their Champions League place, sitting just behind Real Madrid, who are in third.
The game against Alaves on Saturday could see Valencia extend their unbeaten run to seven games, following their last defeat to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey, back in February.
Some good news for Los Che is that midfielder and captain, Parejo, has been included in Julen Lopetegui’s squad for the upcoming friendlies with Germany and Argentina, whilst Rodrigo is also included.