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Bastos set for knee operation

Published: Tuesday 15 March 2011, 19.21CET
Olympique Lyonnais hope Michel Bastos will be back "for the last games of the season" after learning that the Brazil midfielder needs surgery on a knee injury sustained on Saturday.
Bastos set for knee operation
Michel Bastos in action during the first leg against Madrid ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Tuesday 15 March 2011, 19.21CET

Bastos set for knee operation

Olympique Lyonnais hope Michel Bastos will be back "for the last games of the season" after learning that the Brazil midfielder needs surgery on a knee injury sustained on Saturday.

Olympique Lyonnais will approach the last two months of their season without Michel Bastos after announcing the midfielder needs surgery.

Bastos suffered a left knee injury in Saturday's 2-0 victory at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard and tests today revealed meniscus damage. He will return to his native Brazil to undergo the operation. "We preferred to move quickly in taking a decision to allow him time to recuperate for the final matches of the season," said Lyon coach Claude Puel.

The French side's bid for a UEFA Champions League quarter-final place concludes at Real Madrid CF on Wednesday, with the sides level at 1-1 after the first leg.

Last updated: 15/03/11 19.48CET

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