Valencia winger David Silva is out of action until the New Year after sustaining a ligament injury during the 1-1 draw with Real Mallorca on Saturday evening.
Club doctor Jorge Candel told journalists at the post-match press conference that the versatile attacker had to leave the pitch following a blow to his knee and his condition appeared serious.
However, while he is expected to be out of action, Marca reports that the injury is not as bad as initially feared, and the exciting winger will be back for Los Che at the turn of the year.
Candel said of the knock, “It could have been worse with a ruptured ligament, but the knee has endured well thanks to the preventative work done by the physios. If his knee had been in a worse condition then he could have been out for longer.”
Silva will miss the matches against Genoa in the Europa League, as well as the crucial Primera Division clash against Real Madrid.
Silva attracted the interest of major clubs in the summer including Barcelona and English champions Manchester United.
Paul Macdonald, Goal.com