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Benfica lose Nuno Gomes to injury

SL Benfica's veteran forward, Nuno Gomes, is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee on Monday.

Nuno Gomes celebrates a goal against Paços de Ferreira in his last outing before surgery
Nuno Gomes celebrates a goal against Paços de Ferreira in his last outing before surgery ©Getty Images

SL Benfica's veteran forward, Nuno Gomes, is expected to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery on Monday.

The 34-year-old damaged the meniscus in his left knee and his recovery time is an estimated six weeks, making it likely he has kicked his last ball in 2010/11. Although Nuno Gomes will miss Benfica's UEFA Europa League quarter-final against PSV Eindhoven, he has not featured in the competition this term. He has come on as a substitute in six league and cup games, scoring five goals.

The experienced striker is three appearances short of the 400-mark for Benfica but is now likely to have to wait until next season to achieve that milestone.