Brighton striker Adrian Colunga injured on loan at Granada

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Adrian Colunga has suffered a calf muscle injury, putting him out of action for crucial La Liga games.

Currently on loan for the remainder of the 2014-15 season in La Liga with Granada, having switched from Championship side Brighton in the January transfer window, Adrian Colunga isn't having the best of fortune.

Following medical tests this week, Granada CF communications director Javier Rufete has informed me - and as reported by AS - that the 30-year-old striker has suffered torn muscle fibres in the soleus, a broad muscle in the lower portion of his left calf.

Unfortunately, this means Colunga is expected to be sidelined for around 20 days during what is a crucial period of games for Granada, as the team battles to climb out of the relegation zone in La Liga.

Colunga will certainly miss the game this weekend at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid, followed by key encounters against Celta Vigo, Almeria and Sevilla. If his recovery proceeds well enough, he could return to action for the end of April match against Valencia.

Thus far, and since his move from Brighton, Colunga has made just four appearances in La Liga, also receiving a straight red-card in what proved to be a fiery encounter at Levante in February.

After moving from Getafe to Brighton last summer, Colunga scored three goals in 17 appearances in the Championship. Admitting to the Granada edition of newspaper Ideal that he hadn't expected a return to Spain so soon, the player also hinted that it became clear he wouldn't form a part of manager Chris Hughton's plans, following his appointment as boss of The Seagulls.

He could, therefore, be on the move again in the near future, once he has shaken off his current knock and made it safely through to the end of the season - preferably with survival secured in the Spanish top-flight.

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