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Gerard goes under the knife

Published: Saturday 27 November 2004, 21.38CET
FC Barcelona's Gerard López is out until the new year after an operation on a persistent groin injury.
 

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Published: Saturday 27 November 2004, 21.38CET

Gerard goes under the knife

FC Barcelona's Gerard López is out until the new year after an operation on a persistent groin injury.
FC Barcelona midfield player Gerard López will be out of action until the new year following an operation to cure a persistent groin injury.

Restricted appearances
Gerard, 25, has made only four league appearances, all as a substitute, for the club this season because of the problem. His only full game was the UEFA Champions League Group F match against Celtic FC in Glasgow on 14 September.

Successful intervention
Consultants declared the operation a complete success but the player will not be back in action for between six and eight weeks. Gerard is the sixth Barça player to have undergone surgery this season, the others being Henrik Larsson, Thiago Motta, Gabri García, Edmílson and Albert Jorquera.

Last updated: 27/11/04 23.29CET

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