Valencia defender Alexis out for four months

November 5, 2007

MADRID, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Valencia defender Alexis will be sidelined for around four months with a knee injury, the Primera Liga club said on Monday.

The 22-year-old centre back twisted the lateral and cruciate ligaments in his left knee and had to be substituted after only four minutes of his side's 2-0 away win over Real Mallorca on Saturday.

He will miss their remaining Champions League matches in Group B, at home to Rosenborg and Schalke 04, and away to leaders Chelsea in December.