MADRID, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Valencia's injury problems took another turn for the worse on Thursday when Uruguayan international winger Mario Regueiro tore the cruciate ligament in his left knee in training.
The club said that the 28-year-old will be out of action for between six and seven months after twisting his knee as the team prepared for this weekend's match against Recreativo Huelva.
Valencia have been plagued by injury this season with fellow midfielder Edu suffering the same ligament tear two weeks ago.
Eight other players are on the treatment table including leading strikers David Villa and Fernando Morientes who are doubtful for the Recreativo match.
Valencia have not won a league match in over a month and dropped to eighth in the Primera Liga following last week's 1-0 defeat at home to Real Madrid.
They play AS Roma in their final Champions League group match on Tuesday, although they have already qualified in first place for the last 16.