Levante’s Coke has been ruled out for two months with a right knee problem, it has been confirmed.
Having pulled out of Monday morning’s training session, the full-back was assessed by club doctors and medical tests confirmed that he had damaged ligaments in his right knee.
The estimated time period to recover is now eight weeks, meaning he will miss the majority of September, October and half of November.
Coke has been a key figure at the club this season, and his absence will now have to be acted upon quickly.
Levante, who began their season with a superb 3-0 win over Real Betis, have now begun to struggle, losing to Espanyol and Celta Vigo, whilst drawing 2-2 with rivals, Valencia.
The Valencian based club did the unthinkable last season when they were much improved during April and May, hauling themselves out of the relegation zone to remain in La Liga.
Levante will host Sevilla at the weekend, before a mid-week round of games, sees them travel away to Real Valladolid, where they will be very much favourites to pick up a victory.
Coke is expected to be replaced by Pedro Lopez, who has been largely used as a substitute so far this season.