Hamilton's Jesus Garcia Tena to miss most of the season

Hamilton have suffered a major blow after Jesus Garcia Tena was ruled out for much of the season.

Jesus Garcia Tena, right, has been ruled out for a long stretch through injury. Picture: Ian Rutherford
Jesus Garcia Tena, right, has been ruled out for a long stretch through injury. Picture: Ian Rutherford

The 26-year-old centre-back suffered a knee injury during Hamilton’s opening Betfred Cup clash at Ayr and has now been ruled out for at least six months with ligament damage.

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Player-manager Martin Canning is also out injured with jaw damage while new signing Georgios Sarris is still working on his fitness.

Canning told the club’s official website: “It is a big blow to lose a player of Jesus’ technical ability so early in the season. He is a great reader of the game and his skill set will be a big miss for us.

“We wish him well with his operation and subsequent rehab where I am sure he will receive the best of attention.”