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Viera to be sidelined from Beijing Guoan due to knee injury

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-05-07 09:05
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File photo: Beijing Guoan coach Bruno Genesio and Beijing Guoan's Jonathan Viera are seen after the match in Al Wakrah, Qatar on December 10, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

BEIJING -- Jonathan Viera will be sidelined after his right knee was injured in Beijing Guoan's 2-0 win over Dalian Pro on Tuesday.

The former Valencia midfielder picked up the injury in the 32nd minute of the Chinese Super League match when he was swept down by Dalian Pro player Wu Wei.

Eight minutes later, he was substituted and sent to hospital for a checkup.

He was found to have sustained ligament and meniscus injuries to his right knee, the Beijing club said.

The Beijing side said they will decide on the Spaniard's recovery plan after the results of his further checkups are available.

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