Lembo blow for Betis

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Real Betis defender Daniel Alejandro Lembo is facing around a month on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury.

The Uruguayan stopper sustained the problem in a training session on Monday.

Tests have shown that Lembo has strained ligaments in his left ankle and will be out for between three to four weeks.

It is a real blow for the 28-year-old who was just feeling his way back to full fitness following an injury to his other ankle.

He has not played for Betis since the 1-0 home win over Atletico Madrid in mid-January and now faces another extended spell in the treatment room.

The injury could not have come at a worse time for Verdiblancos boss Lorenzo Serra Ferrer who lost another defender, Oscar Lopez, for a month last week.