Barcelona's Puyol doubtful for PSG clash after surgery

Reuters, Saturday 16 Mar 2013

PSG will host the Spanish giants in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on April 2


Barcelona's inspirational captain Carles Puyol may miss next month's Champions League quarter-final tie against Paris St Germain after he needed surgery on his right knee on Friday.

The 34-year-old Spain centre back, who has suffered a series of injuries over the past year and missed Euro 2012, had arthroscopic surgery at a clinic in the Catalan capital, Barca said in a statement on their website (

The La Liga leaders did not say how long he would be sidelined but said surgeons Ramon Cugat and Ricard Pruna, who performed the operation, would hold a news conference on Saturday to provide more information.

Barca play their quarter-final, first leg at PSG on April 2 and the return leg is at the Nou Camp on April 10.

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