Ruiz facing a month out

Villarreal will be without Victor Ruiz for a month after it was confirmed the centre-back has a sprained ankle, while Samu Castillejo is missing for two.

Marca reports Ruiz underwent tests on his left ankle after he was injured against Athletic Club and the pain in the joint failed to subside following a few days’ rest.

Castillejo meanwhile has a minor hamstring tear and will need two weeks to recover, having also been injured against Athletic.

The prognosis for Castillejo was actually better than first feared as the tear proved to be at the smaller end of the scale.

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