Villarreal’s Capdevila out with ankle sprain

Villarreal defender Joan Capdevila will be out for two to three
weeks after injuring his ankle, the Spanish league club said on
Monday.

The Spain left back suffered a sprained left ankle during
Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Valencia.

Capdevila has been a regular for Spain since its 2008 European
Championship triumph in Austria and Switzerland. He started all of
the World Cup champion’s games during the tournament in South
Africa this past summer.

Capdevila has played all 12 of third-place Villarreal’s league
games this season, scoring once.

The 32-year-old is expected to miss league matches against
Zaragoza and Sevilla and a Europa League game against Dynamo
Zagreb.