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Málaga's Juankar out for the season with ACL injury

Tests have confirmed that the left-back has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Recio will undergo a scan later today.

Juankar, del Málaga, se rompió el ligamento cruzado de la rodilla durante el partido ante el Real Madrid.
Javier GandulDiario AS

More injury concerns for Málaga. At the Santiago Bernábeu on Saturday, full-back Juankar became the latest name to be added to the casualty list after he suffered a collision with Real Madrid's Lucas Vázquez. The defender ended up leaving the field on a stretcher.

The first examination of Juankar's knee revealed damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and the worst new was confirmed after fresh tests this morning - he will miss the rest of the season. Apart from the ACL tear, Juankar also has suffered a sprin to the lateral internal ligament. Doctors will wait until inflammation in Juankar's knee subsides before booking him into the operating threatre - he will likely undergo surgery within the next few days.

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Recio to undergo a scan

Juankar wasn't the only victim in the Real Madrid game. Midfielder Recio ended the game but with pains to his left hamstring. He will undergo a scan later today to determine whether he has a tear or just a sprain. He is ruled out for tomorrow's Copa del Rey return leg against Numancia and remains doubtful for Friday's league visit from Levante.

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