Villarreal officially confirmed that French midfielder Kirkland had injured his right leg.
In La Liga last Sunday, local time, Villarreal lost 0-4 away to Barcelona. Kirkland started the game before he was replaced.
Now Villarreal officially stated that Kirkland’s right hamstring muscle was torn and his absence time will become clear after the evaluation.
The 29-year-old Kirkland joined Villarreal from Valencia this summer, and his transfer fee is 6.5 million euros.
Kirkland has started in all three La Liga games this season, but he was also replaced early in the game.