Ankle surgery sees Navas out for six weeks

Sevilla's Spain international winger Jesus Navas will resume training in around six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left ankle, the Andalucian side announcedtoday.

"We hope that he'll be able to train fully in six weeks, but with this player the recovery time is often reduced thanks to his physical attributes and his desire," said Dr Juan Ribas, head of the club's medical staff.

Navas underwent surgery to "clean" his ankle and remove fragments of bone from around the joint.

The 24-year-old, a FIFA World Cup™-winner with Spain in South Africa in July, sustained the injury in Sevilla's 1-0 defeat at home to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Europa League in mid-September.