Ibanez ruled out for month with bruised kidney

November 8, 2006

MADRID, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Spain defender Pablo Ibanez will be sidelined for up to a month with a bruised kidney and fractured vertebrae, his club Atletico Madrid said on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old centre-back, a fixture in Luis Aragones's Spain squads, picked up the injury during Atletico's goalless draw with Real Mallorca in the Primera Liga on Saturday.

He will miss Spain's friendly international against Romania in Cadiz next week.