During Argentina’s Group D clash with Egypt at the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012, La Albiceleste’s Matias Lucuix fractured the tibia and fibula in his right leg and will play no further part in the tournament.

The injury to Lucuix, who scored his side’s third in a 7-1 win, came about in the second period and appears set to sideline the Spain-based player for around six months. “We’re very sad for him,” Argentina coach Fernando Larranaga told FIFA.com after the match.

“That this should happen to a lad like Matias at a World Cup, when he’s at the peak of his career and with so many opportunities ahead of him, is hard to take in,” added Larranaga. “It’s now down to us to give him as much encouragement as possible.”

The Inter Movistar wide-man, who was taking part at his second FIFA Futsal World Cup, will travel to Spain to have the injury operated on there, in order to begin the recovery process as quickly as possible.