KASHIWA, Chiba Pref. (Kyodo) Struggling Kashiwa Reysol have suffered a fresh injury blow as Brazilian striker Franca on Wednesday was ruled out for four weeks with a groin strain.

Franca suffered the injury in Kashiwa’s 4-1 defeat to Sanfrecce Hiroshima on April 11 and will be joining Keisuke Ota in the treatment room after the club announced Tuesday the midfielder would also be out for around a month.

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