Piatti facing two months out

Valencia winger Pablo Piatti has been discharged from hospital after fracturing his arm, but could be sidelined for two months.

The young Argentine spent much longer in hospital than expected, having initially been admitted last Friday after a fall during training.

The delay, according to Superdeporte, was due to the need to wait for tests to be completed and swelling on the affected area to go down.

After leaving hospital this morning Piatti returned to Valencia's training ground to discuss his rehabilitation with the club's medical staff, and a two month absence was the forecast.

“In principle it's two months but we still don't know for sure,” stated the player. “I have to tread carefully, cautiously and with great care. Hopefully in two or three weeks I will start running with a protective arm.”

“I felt like something broke,” the 23-year-old continued. “Fortunately the operation went well.”

Piatti has made 31 appearances and scored two goals since signing for Los Che from Almeria last year.

He is not only Mauricio Pellegrino's only injury concern though. Midfielder David Albelda was stretchered off during training today, and though he was able to drive home the player was seen to be limping. Tests will be carried out on the veteran tomorrow.

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