The Mexico international suffered the thigh injury during the 1-0 win over Elche on Monday.
Tests have shown that the former Tottenham ace has suffered a grade one thigh strain, Villarreal have now confirmed.
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.