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Oriol Romeu suffers knee injury in Valencia training

by Heath Chesters | Posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Valencia midfielder Oriol Romeu, currently on loan from English side Chelsea, has suffered an unfortunate knee injury in training on Thursday morning, that could sideline him for at least four weeks, according to early estimates.

Oriol Romeu

Oriol Romeu had to retire early from training with the rest of the Valencia squad on Thursday morning, after suffering an unfortunate knee injury.

Early tests performed by the medical department at the club have revealed that Romeu has torn the meniscus in his right knee. An official announcement by the club has pointed at further tests being undertaken on Thursday evening, to fully diagnose the extent of the damage and how long the midfielder will be out of action.

Initial estimates suggest that Romeu could be out of action for a minimum of four weeks, though if surgery is required to repair the damaged meniscus, the required recovery time could double that period of time out of action.

Valencia are now hoping that the damage isn’t more serious than their initial tests have discovered, given that the player will also be concerned that this injury is to the same knee in which he has previously suffered problems. In December 2012, the Catalan midfielder had to undergo surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament and repair the interior meniscus of his right knee.

An unfortunate blow indeed for Romeu, a player who has become increasingly important in the plans of Valencia manager Juan Antonio Pizzi, since taking over at the helm of the club following the departure of predecessor, Miroslav Djukic.

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