Malaga defender Weligton out 2 months with injury

Malaga says Brazilian defender Weligton will be sidelined for

two months after having surgery on a broken collarbone.

The Spanish club says that Weligton suffered the injury during a

recent friendly against Aston Villa. He underwent surgery on

Wednesday in a hospital in Barcelona.

This is Weligton’s sixth season with Malaga. He helped the Costa

del Sol side earn promotion in his first season in 2007-08 and

reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League last season.

The 33-year-old center back is one of the few important players

the club has not sold over the past year.

Malaga lost its first Spanish league game under new coach Bernd

Schuster, 1-0 at Valencia, last weekend. It hosts defending Spanish

champions Barcelona on Monday in the second round.