European Super Cup: Villarreal's Dani Parejo to miss Chelsea's clash with injury

Parejo was stretchered off after just ten minutes in a friendly match against Levante and is expected to be out for a month.

FILE PHOTO: Parejo led Villarreal to its first ever European title against Manchester United in May 26, 2021.   -  Pool via Reuters

Villarreal midfielder Dani Parejo looks set to miss next month's European Super Cup clash with Chelsea after suffering a calf injury, the Spanish club said in a statement on Friday.

"Medical tests carried out on Dani Parejo have confirmed that he suffered muscle damage to his right calf during yesterday's (Thursday) friendly match against Levante UD," the statement said.

 

Parejo was stretchered off after just ten minutes of the game after pulling up with what appeared to be a muscle issue.

While the Europa League Winner has not given any indication of how long he is likely to be out, local media reports suggest Parejo is facing up to a month on the sidelines.

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Villarreal will face UEFA Champions League Winner Chelsea at Windsor Park in Belfast on August 11, before getting its La Liga campaign underway at home to Granada on August 16.

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