Valencia forward Guedes out 2 months after abdomen surgery

MADRID (AP) Valencia says Portugal forward Goncalo Guedes will be sidelined for around two months after needing surgery to his abdomen.

The Spanish club said on Friday the 22-year-old Guedes had been operated on to treat a "weakness in the abdominal wall suffered in recent weeks."

Guedes was one of Valencia's best players last season, when he scored five goals after arriving on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. Valencia bought him outright before this season for a reported 40 million euros.

Valencia is struggling this season and is just four points above the relegation zone before visiting Eibar on Saturday.

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Updated December 14, 2018