Malaga’s Baptista out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

Malaga says forward Julio Baptista will be sidelined four to six

weeks by a knee injury.

Medical tests Friday revealed the Brazil player tore his

meniscus and suffered a sprain in his right knee after a training

ground accident earlier this week.

The Spanish club says Baptista will undergo surgery ”in the

next few days.”

Baptista, who previously played for Sevilla and Real Madrid, has

scored two goals from five appearances since arriving on loan from

AS Roma in January.

Malaga is last in the table going into Sunday’s game against

Villarreal.