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Season over for Gerard

Published: Friday 15 March 2002, 20.08CET
FC Barcelona's Gerard López will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
 

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Published: Friday 15 March 2002, 20.08CET

Season over for Gerard

FC Barcelona's Gerard López will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
FC Barcelona midfield player Gerard López will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his right knee on Friday evening.

Out for three months
Gerard, who has been sidelined twice already this season with muscle strains, has damaged the cartilage in his right knee and will be out for three months.

Frustrating time
The news that Gerard, who turned 25 on Tuesday, will not feature against this season continues what has been a frustrating time at the Camp Nou for the player, who appeared as a late substitute in Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League match against Liverpool FC.

Premature end
Since he rejoined Barcelona from Valencia CF in summer 2000, Gerard has struggled to hold down a first-team place and a previous cartilage problem this time last year brought a premature end to his involvement in the 2000/2001 campaign.

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