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Puyol could return this season

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol still hopes to return to action before the end of the season after undergoing knee surgery on Friday, according to his doctors.

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Carles Puyol: Barcelona defender sidelined following knee injury

Carles Puyol: Barcelona defender sidelined following knee injury

The 34-year-old Spain international defender had arthroscopic surgery on the cartilage in his right knee and the surgeons Ramon Cugat and Ricard Pruna refused to name a date for his possible comeback.

However, Puyol is almost certain to miss both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Paris St Germain in early April.

"He will set his own recovery time. It could be a month-and-a-half, two or three," said Cugat.

"With a normal person you would say leave it a few months until it is better; with Puyol it could be four, six or eight weeks."

Pruna said: "He has been carrying this problem since October, and the game at Getafe. It hasn't gone away.

"He said he couldn't stand it anymore, and he 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.

"There is a chance he could be back in time for the Champions League final on May 25. We would all be pleased if that were the case because it would mean we had reached the final."

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think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

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e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

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n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

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