MADRID (Reuters) -- Deportivo Coruna's Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado has torn a thigh muscle and will be out of action for up to five weeks, the Spanish club said on their website (

The loss of Guardado, who represented Mexico at the World Cup finals in South Africa, is a major blow to Deportivo, who are bottom of La Liga and without a win this season.

The 24-year-old is their top scorer with two of the three goals they have netted so far.

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