Disappointing news arrives for Valencia as they will likely lose one of their important players, Ever Banega for the remaining of season after the player picked up a self injury which forced an operation that could take six months of recovery.
The Mestalla outfit revealed on their official side that Banega picked up the ‘accidental’ injury while filling in petrol for his car where his mistake in not applying a hand brake made his ankle stuck between the curb and car causing a fracture in his tibia.
According to the club’s official announcement, Banega was immediately rushed to the hospital after the accident been acknowledged and he has reportedly been fully examined by doctors resulting in the decision for a surgery. The Argentinian international is set to get his surgery on Monday and a much more official status about his recovery can only be revealed after that, but Valencia predicted that it will take at least six months for the midfielder’s return.
This situation is obviously a disappointing news for the Mestalla outfit since they are still involved in several important league games along with Europa League encounters and missing a quality player like Banega will definitely trouble them. Having already lose another quality player on Sergio Canales, who is still out because of a long injury, Valencia will definitely need to fight harder in the remaining matches of this season.
Banega himself has been an important figure for Valencia recently as the Argentinian finally find his feet with the Mestalla giant after couple of seasons joining them from Boca Juniors. The midfielder was actually linked with a potential summer and winter moves to other clubs such as Chelsea and Inter Milan, but he decided to remain with the club at least until the season ends and now with the injury, he could actually find himself in a different team by the time his injury recovers.