Baptistao facing up to three weeks on the sidelines

Baptistao facing up to three weeks on the sidelines

November 21, 2017 Off By Campbell Finlayson

Espanyol forward Leo Baptistao will be out of action for up to three weeks due to the thigh injury he picked up in the 2-0 loss to Valencia on Sunday.

The Spaniard had to be replaced after just 15 minutes of the game at the RCDE Stadium by Jose Manuel Jurado when he pulled up with the muscle injury in his quadriceps.

He was sent for a scan and the medical tests in the last few hours have confirmed the diagnosis provided immediately after Sunday’s match meaning he will be out for two to three weeks.

The Los Pericos striker has already made a start on the individual work required for the start of his recovery and will gradually be able to rejoin the team training sessions under manager Quique Sanchez Flores.

Fortunately for the forward his injury hasn’t been as bad as it possibly could and the 15 to 20 days he will miss are a small consolation of something that could have been much worse.

The injury rules him out of Espanyol’s games against Getafe, Eibar and Girona with the striker hoping to return in time for the trip to Las Palmas on the 17th of December.

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Baptistao has scored three goals and notched two assists so far this season.