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The attacking midfielder, who is on loan at Los Che from Real Madrid, has picked up yet another serious knee knock, and could be out of action for six months

Unai Emery has received some disturbing news from the treatment table in the aftermath of Valencia's 1-0 Europa League loss against Atletico Madrid on Thursday as Sergio Canales has suffered an injury.

The 21-year-old featured from the start in the second leg of the semi-final tie, but was stretchered off the pitch around the hour mark after twisting his knee.

Canales underwent further examination on Friday, and Valencia have now confirmed that the attacking midfielder has damaged ligaments, and will consequently be unavailable for about six months.

Canales had only just returned to full match fitness after spending several months on the sidelines due to another knee problem.

The Spain Under-21 starlet joined Valencia from Real Madrid on a two-year loan deal at the start of the season, but his ongoing injury problems have prevented him from making an impact at Los Che so far.

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