27.10.2015 13:09 h

Knee injury sidelines Valencia's Rodrigo

Valencia striker Rodrigo Moreno will miss three months of the season after tearing a knee ligament in Sunday's defeat at Atletico Madrid, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 24-year-old striker had failed to score a league goal this season so Monday's tests are a fresh blow to Rodrigo, who made a loan move from Benfica permanent in the close season.

"Rodrigo suffered a partial tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee," a Valencia statement confirmed.

Valencia lost 2-1 at Atletico on Sunday and are currently ninth in La Liga.

They are however second in Champions League Group H, but Rodrigo will miss their three remaining games against leaders Zenit, Belgians Gent and France's Lyon.