Oghenekaro Etebo has been omitted from Getafe’s squad for Tuesday’s league clash against Real Valladolid due to muscle injury, Completesports.com reports.
The combative midfielder picked up the injury in the Azulones’ 1-1 home draw against Eibar last Saturday.
Etebo, who opened scoring for Getafe on the half hour mark was replaced by Jason in the 69th after picking up the injury.
It was the midfielder’s first goal in Spain after 23 league games which include 14 appearances during his loan stint at Las Palmas in the second half of the 2017-18 season.
Getafe manager Jose Bordalas confirmed the injury after the game against Eibar.
“Oghenekaro Etebo and Timor David have muscle problems. We will see the extent of the injuries with tomorrow’s (today) tests,”he told a news conference on Saturday.
Bordalas released his 21-man list for the trip to the Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla on Monday morning with Etebo not included in the squad.
The former CD Firense of Portugal star, who has made himself a vital cog in Bordalas’ system with his ball-winning skills and midfield contributions jouned the Deep Blues on a six-month loan deal in January after struggling for playing time at Championship club Stoke City.
He has made nine league appearances for Getafe since his arrival at the club.
Getafe occupy fifth position in the table with 48 points from 30 games, a point behind fourth-placed Athletico Madrid.
By Adeboye Amosu
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