Valdes sidelined for seven months

31 March 2014 10:47

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has undergone successful surgery on his knee injury and is expected to be sidelined for seven months, the Catalan giants have announced.

Valdes tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Barca's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on March 26 after landing awkwardly while saving a free-kick.

The 32-year-old Spain international went under the knife in Augsburg, Germany, on Monday morning and Barca confirmed on their website the surgery had gone successfully.

Barca also announced that Valdes would likely be absent for seven months.

Source: PA