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González faces knee surgery

Published: Wednesday 20 October 2004, 17.19CET
Athletic Club Bilbao midfielder Javi González faces a month on the sidelines as he undergoes knee surgery.
 
Published: Wednesday 20 October 2004, 17.19CET

González faces knee surgery

Athletic Club Bilbao midfielder Javi González faces a month on the sidelines as he undergoes knee surgery.

Athletic Club Bilbao midfielder Javi González faces a month on the sidelines as he is due to undergo knee surgery.

Cartilage tear
The 30-year-old has torn cartilage in his right knee and will be operated on tomorrow. Doctors will reveal the length of time the player will be laid off for after assessing the outcome of the surgery, but the standard recovery period is four weeks.

Injured colleagues
Javi González joins striker Santiago Ezquerro (thigh), centre-back Óscar Vales (calf) and midfielder Tiko (ankle) on Athletic's injury list ahead of tomorrow's UEFA Cup group stage game at home to Parma FC.

 
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