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Rayo lose Viera for the rest of the season

by Heath Chesters | Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Jonathan Viera, on loan at Rayo Vallecano this season from Valencia, seems set to have played his final game of the season, having torn a muscle in his left thigh.

Jonathan Viera Rayo Vallecano

Rayo Vallecano have announced on Wednesday that on-loan forward, Jonathan Viera, has suffered a tear in the femoral biceps of his left thigh.

According to medical services at the Vallecas club, Viera will be sidelined for at least four weeks, effectively guaranteeing he’ll miss the coming games against Espanyol, Real Betis, Granada and Athletic Club Bilbao, as well as the strong possibility that he may not be recovered for the final two games, against Villarreal and Getafe.

Viera has played 26 games in La Liga this season for Rayo, contributing 5 goals and has also made 2 appearances in the Copa del Rey.

If the injury prevents him from making further appearances this season, the final image he leaves behind at Rayo from their match against Celta Vigo last weekend, is hardly the most idyllic. Cameras captured shots of Viera spitting at Celta defender, Íñigo López, during the encounter.

If he can curb the frequency of such unsavoury incidents though, many of his positive performances this season with Rayo, give every reason that the former Las Palmas man can forge a bright future for himself, upon his return to Valencia.

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