The player had to retire from the duel against Celta and will be at least six months off. The Argentine finishes contract in June and has not renewed

Ezequiel Garay, during a training.

Valencia loses to Ezequiel Garay for the rest of the season. The Argentine central retired from the game against Celta when he noticed discomfort after a jump and left Mestalla on crutches. Today he has undergone tests that have corroborated that he suffers a “ligament injury”, according to the brief medical part made public by the club. That injury is the cruciate ligament rupture of the right knee, which could take him off the pitch the next six months.

Celades loses an important player in the axis of defense, just now that the competition is steep with League and Cup matches against Granada, Getafe and Atlético de Madrid, and a possible semifinal copera, before traveling to Milan to the dispute of the round of 16 against Atalanta. The injury leaves Paulista Y Diakhaby as headlines with the alternative of Mangala, which has barely had minutes this season. Given the gravity, the club could sign a replacement.


The serious injury comes to Garay on a knee that has already given him problems in the past. In 2008, when he was still a Santander Racing player, he suffered a subluxation in the right kneecap which kept him six weeks off. In the preseason of 2015, already in the ranks of Real Madrid, there was a luxation on the same kneecap and could not debut until the month of December.

The Argentine has broken at a difficult time, since he has not completed his renovation with Valencia and contract ends on June 30. Although it seemed that the agreement was on track in early January, it has not been made official.

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