Cicinho to miss preseason

Sevilla’s Brazilian full-back Cicinho has been dealt a blow with the news that a knee injury will likely see him miss preseason.

The 26-year-old, who impressed in his debut season with the Andalucians having signed from Palmeiras last summer, has been confirmed by his club as having partially torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Picking up the injury on the last day of the season in Sevilla’s 4-3 win over Valencia, Cicinho is set for an initial three-week lay-off and then tests to evaluate his course of treatment, be it conservative or surgical.

The injury is likely to see him miss at least the start of preseason for the club, which begins on July 8.

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