Barcelona: Barcelona's Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay will be sidelined for about six months after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left knee, the Spanish club said on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old, who signed with Barcelona from PSV Eindhoven in December, picked up the injury during a training session on September 22. He underwent the 50-minute operation at a Barcelona hospital on Monday.
"During the first two months he will undergo physiotherapy and work on mobility. The third and fourth month is a very active phase, mainly in the gym," one of the doctors who operated on the player, Ricard Pruna, was quoted by the club's website as saying.