Canales suffers second injury setback

Valencia playmaker Sergio Canales is set to be sidelined for six months after suffering his second serious knee injury of the season.

Atletico Madrid vs Valencia: Sergio Canales, Gabi

Canales was replaced just before the hour-mark of the semi-final second leg at the Mestalla and Valencia's medical chief Jordi Candel confirmed today that he had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The 21-year-old Canales, who joined Valencia on loan from Real Madrid last summer, had only recently returned to action after partially tearing the same ligament during in a league match against Athletic Bilbao in October.

Valencia lost last night's match 1-0 to Atletico to tumble out of the Europa League semi-finals 5-2 on aggregate.

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