Lucas Perez set for spell on the sidelines

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Deportivo La Coruna have confirmed that Lucas Perez suffered a thigh injury in the recent 2-1 win over Getafe and is facing a spell out of action.

The striker, who is on loan from Arsenal for the season, scored a 66th-minute equaliser and completed the game but has been unable to train since.

A statement on Deportivo’s official website, reads: “Lucas Pérez underwent several medical tests these past few days to determine the exact extent of the pain due to the injury he suffered during the match against Getafe, that has prevented him from training normally this week.

“Real Club Deportivo’s Medical Staff have verified that the Coruña striker has a significant contusion in his left quadriceps, that has caused a haematoma in the crural muscle.

“The Branquiazul striker will receive physiotherapy treatment until the bruising heals.”

From what we’ve read, it appears this type of problem tends to stem from a severe impact on the thigh. We’re not sure how long he’s likely to be sidelined, a few weeks perhaps, but he’ll no doubt be desperate to get back into action having opened his account for the season.

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