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Mariano Gonzalez Injury Blow For Porto

Reigning Portuguese champions Porto have received some disturbing news from the treatment table in the aftermath of their 2-1 league win against Academica last weekend.

Head coach Jesualdo Ferreira will have to make do without the services of highly rated midfielder Mariano Gonzalez for the rest of the season after the Argentinian midfielder sustained a knee injury.

The 28-year-old Gonzalez was forced to leave the pitch after picking up the injury and visited hospital afterwards to undergo further examination. Tests revealed ruptured cruciate ligaments in his right knee and the midfielder will be sidelined for several months.

Gonzalez joined Porto from Palermo on a permanent basis in the summer of 2008 and has since developed into a first team regular for the Liga Sagres powerhouse.

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