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The Getafe defender was forced to leave his side's Copa del Rey loss against Barcelona on a stretcher after suffering a freak injury

Getafe defender Alexis Ruano suffered broken veins in his testicles in the course of his side's 2-0 home loss against Barcelona on Thursday.

The 28-year-old was forced to leave the pitch on a stretcher on 36 minutes and in the wake of the game, coach Luis Garcia confirmed the unusual injury.

"Alexis has a testicle like this," he told reporters while gesturing the size of a handball with his hands.

"Some veins were broken. It's nothing serious. When I entered the changing room, I was scared, but it's not serious.

"I've never seen anything like it."

Alexis is now a doubt for Getafe's upcoming Liga clash against Real Sociedad on home soil on Sunday, which kicks off at 12:00CET.

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