Deportivo La Coruna veteran Manuel Pablo is facing the end of his season and possibly his career after a leg injury.
AS reports the 40-year-old defender suffered a grade two injury to his thigh and may not recover in time to make another appearance this season.
No time-frame for his recovery has been given but with only two months of the campaign remaining, it’s considered very difficult for him to return.
His Depor contract expires in the summer and he has been used only sporadically this season, not debuting until the 27th round of La Liga.
Manuel Pablo made his Depor bow in the 1998-99 season and is in his 16th consecutive campaign at Riazor, having played almost 350 games in the Primera alone.
He was part of the Deportivo side that won the title in 1999-00, and also claimed the Copa del Rey in 2001-02, the Supercopa de Espana in 2000 and 2002 and the Segunda title in 2011-12.
The Canary Islands-born player also won 13 international caps, the first in 2000 and the last in 2004.