Muniesa could be out for six months

Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa is set to be sidelined for six months after damaging knee ligaments.

Last Updated: 25/07/12 at 12:40 Post Comment

Marc Muniesa: Knee ligament damage

Marc Muniesa: Knee ligament damage

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Barcelona defender Marc Muniesa is set to be sidelined for six months after damaging knee ligaments during the club's opening pre-season friendly against Hamburg.

The Spain Under-21 international suffered the injury at the start of the second half of the 2-1 victory and tests ave confirmed that he has snapped the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

It will be decided in the next few days when the 20-year-old will undergo surgery but he is expected to be out of action for six months, Barca announced on their website.

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