Barcelona announced today defender Carles Puyol will be facing at least six weeks out after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee for the second time in 11 months. Depending on how the knee reacts to surgery, Puyol could miss as much as three months which would effectively end his season.
In an interview with the team's website Ramon Cugat, an orthopaedic surgeon who was worked on sevearl Barca players, said that Puyol's return will be entirely up to the player and could "be a month and a half, two or three months.''
This is the second surgery on Puyol's right knee in the last year. He had a similar operation back in May 2012 that forced him to miss Spain's European championship defense.
Barcelona's team doctor says Carles Puyol will be sidelined from anywhere between six weeks to three months after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee for the second time in 11 months. This new surgery repaired damaged cartilidge in the knee and was reportedly not as invasive as the first procedure.
Puyol will certainly miss Barcelona's Champions League quarterfinals against Paris Saint-German and Spain's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Finland and France.