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Celta full-back Planas ruled out of Europa League opener

The Celestes will be without the left-back for between three to four months, the club's medical department confirmed on Friday.

Celta full-back Planas ruled out of Europa League opener

Celta de Vigo left-back Carles Planas faces between three and four weeks on the sidelines while he recovers from a Grade II tear to his left thigh muscle. An ecograph detected the injury when the player underwent tests this morning.

Planas suffered the tear during Celta's friendly meeting with Third Division neighbours Rápido de Bouzas at Balaídos on Thursday.

Out of Belgium trip

Planas will miss Celta's upcoming league games against Atlético de Madrid, Osasuna, Sporting de Gijón and Espanyol, as well as the team's opening Europa League game against Standard Liège at Stade Maurice Dufrasne on 15 September.