Baraja injury blow for Che
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Valencia midfielder Ruben Baraja could be out of action for nearly two months.Valencia's hopes of claiming a UEFA Champions League spot have suffered a setback following an injury to Ruben Baraja.
The Spain international has ruptured a muscle in his leg and is likely to require almost two months on the sidelines.
Baraja was injured during the Che's final training session before Sunday's clash in La Liga against Atletico Madrid.
The midfielder has already been ruled out for 50 days but that absence could be lengthened when he undergoes further tests on Monday.
The injury could not have come at a worse time for the reigning champions as they look to break back into the top four.
Valencia currently sit one point and two places outside the Champions League spots and Baraja would have been a key figure in their quest to qualify for Europe's premier club competition.