Catala out six weeks with torn thigh muscle

Villarreal defender Jose Catala will spend the next six weeks on the sidelines because of a torn thigh muscle.

Catala sustained the injury in training on Monday ahead of his team's 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich on Tuesday, and having undergone tests, it has been determined that he will miss the next six weeks.

Villarreal has lost all five of its games in group play in the Champions League, and the injury will prevent Catala from taking part in the final match at home against Napoli on December 7.

The Yellow Submarine is also struggling in league play with the club sitting in 12th place entering the weekend. And the absence of Catala will not help as the 26-year-old has started 10 of the club's 12 games in La Liga this season.