Giovani set for month out

Villarreal are facing an anxious wait to learn the full extent of an injury Giovani dos Santos picked up on Monday night.

The Mexican forward had to be replaced just minutes into the second half of the Yellow Submarine’s eventual 1-0 win at Elche in Week 12’s closing fixture.

Having suffered a suspected thigh strain in his right leg, initial speculation is that the 24-year-old could be out of action for between three and four weeks.

Tests are due this week to determine the full extent of any damage done to the muscle, but it is seen that Giovani will at least miss Week 13’s home clash with Atletico Madrid.

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