Mattioni blow for Espanyol
Winger set for six months out due to knee damage
Last Updated: September 3, 2011 10:23pm
Mattioni: Out of action for six months due to knee ligament damage
Espanyol will have to make do without the services of winger Felipe Mattioni for six months due to knee ligament damage.
The 22-year-old, who joined the Barcelona-based club last summer on a five-year contract, has damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and will now require surgery.
Mattioni suffered a serious injury to his left knee last season and was expected to recover this campaign. However, he now appears to remain on the sidelines until February next year.
Espanyol made a disappointing start to the new Primera Division season last weekend as they lost 1-0 to Real Mallorca away from home.