Arruabarrena suffers injury KO

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Villarreal defender Rodolfo Arruabarrena looks set to be sidelined for around three weeks after tearing a leg muscle.

The Argentine sustained the injury a quarter of an hour into The Yellow Submarines' 2-0 home defeat to Mallorca on Wednesday night.

The 28-year-old will undergo further tests on Thursday to ascertain the true extent of the problem, but club doctors believe he will be missing for between 15 and 20 days.

Fortunately for Arruabarrena, one of the games he will miss due to the injury is a game he would have had to have served as a suspension anyway.

The South American picked up his fifth yellow card of the season minutes before being substituted against the Islanders, and subsequently would have missed Sunday's trip to Murcia anyway.