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Sevilla's Guarante Expected To Miss 6 Months

One of Sevilla’s newest signings Tiberio Guarente formerly of Atalanta is expected to miss the remainder of the 2010/2011 season with a knee injury. Team officials admitted earlier this week that they were aware of the 25 year old’s injury when the player was evaluated this summer during his physical, but the club elected to sign the young potential star anyway considering his regular minutes with his previous club last season.

Well it appears the risk of signing a damaged star has paid it’s consequences to the top four hopefuls because club doctor Juan Ribas said Guarente will undergo potential season-ending knee surgery next week and will be out for a minimum of six months due to the blow. The loss of Guarante will only add onto Sevilla’s long list of serious injuries this season. Winger Jesus Navas underwent ankle surgery earlier this week and is out indefinetely along with two defenders in Federico Fazio and Ivica Dragutinovic who are also out as well.

Guarante certainly was not a huge star for his new club, but the young midfielder was a regular player for the club and so far this season Guarante had seen minutes in every single league match for his new side. The former Atalanta man had started in 3 matches and was used as a substitute in 4 other matches this season, but only managed to collect 1 assist for the season.

Sevilla will have to endure yet another critical injury blow and so far this season the Spanish club is struggling with 9th place results and was recently embarrassed in a 5-0 routing by Barcelona. The club could look to replace Guarante and Navas this January during the transfer window, but for now the struggling club will need to rely on a few unexpected players off of their reserve list.