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Carles Puyol undergoes surgery, could miss the rest of the season
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol could miss the rest of the season following surgery on his right knee.
The current La Liga leaders were drawn with Paris St Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals but will be missing their defensive stalwart for those fixtures.
Barca physio / surgeon Ricard Pruna added: “He has been carrying this problem since October. It hasn’t gone away.
“He said he couldn’t stand it any more and wanted to use the break for internationals to try and be in top shape for the end of the season.
“If he didn’t do it now there was a risk it could get worse.”
Whether or not Puyol can regain fitness by the end of the season remains to be seen, but Barcelona will need his experience in the final stages.