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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Nov, 6, 2006

Moretti joins Valencia's lengthening injury list

MADRID, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Valencia defender Emiliano Moretti became the latest player to join the club's lengthy injury list after tests on Monday showed he will be out of action for around three months.

The Primera Liga club said the Italian full back suffered a partial tear of the medial ligament in his left knee during Sunday's 1-1 draw against Espanyol.

The 25-year-old will miss the remainder of Valencia's Champions League group matches although the team has already qualified for the last 16.

Valencia have been plagued by injury problems this season. Midfielder Jaime Gavilan tore the cruciate ligament in his right knee last week and will be out of action for between six and eight months.

Fellow midfielders David Albelda, Vicente and Ruben Baraja are also out injured, as are defenders Asier del Horno and Carlos Marchena.

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