Valencia's Rami likely to miss PSG trip

Reuters, Tuesday 19 Feb 2013

French defender Adil Rami is doubtful for Valencia Champions League against Paris St Germain

Adil Rami (Photo: Reuters)

Valencia centre back Adil Rami is almost certainly out of their Champions League last 16 second leg at Paris St Germain on March 6 after a scan showed he had damaged a muscle in his left leg, the La Liga club said on Tuesday.

"The player has begun treatment and the estimated recovery time is approximately three weeks," Valencia said in a statement on their website.

Valencia will miss Rami's solid presence in defence and he also scored the club's 90th-minute goal in last week's first leg, which finished 2-1 to PSG.

Victor Ruiz is likely to partner Ricardo Costa in central defence in Rami's absence.

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