Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez faces a month out

Celta Vigo have been dealt a blow with Maxi Gomez set to miss up to a month of action with a knee sprain, say reports in Spain.

The Uruguayan striker was replaced in his national side’s recent friendly against Japan with subsequent tests showing that rest was now required.

Reports in the Spanish press suggest the 22-year-old could sit out as many as four La Liga matches in that timeframe: Alaves, Eibar, Real Betis and Real Madrid.

Gomez has four goals from eight games this season having netted 17 goals in his debut campaign for the Galician side following a move from Defensor Sporting last year.

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