Valencia’s Maduro out 4 months with ankle injury
Valencia says defender Hedwiges Maduro will be sidelined for
four months after injuring ankle ligaments while on international
duty with the Netherlands.
The 26-year-old defender seems certain to miss the rest of
Valencia’s Champions League group stage games against Chelsea, Genk
and Bayer Leverkusen. It is third in Group E.
Valencia doctor Jorge Candel says Maduro underwent surgery in
the Netherlands, which stabilized the injury. Candel says the
recovery time will be ”longer than we thought” because the injury
Maduro did not feature in either of the Netherlands’ Euro 2012
Fifth-place Valencia visits Mallorca in the Spanish league on
Saturday and plays at Leverkusen on Wednesday.