BARCELONA

Mathieu out for 6 to 8 weeks after knee surgery

Barcelona confirmed this afternoon that the defender underwent an arthroscopy to trim meniscus in his right knee.

Mathieu out for 6 to 8 weeks after knee surgery
CHARLES PLATIAU REUTERS

FC Barcelona confirmed this afternoon that Jérémy Mathieu has undergone surgery on a torn meniscus inside his right knee and will be out for between six and eight weeks - effectively ruling him out for the rest of the season. Specialist consultants Ramon Cugat and Ricard Pruna performed the operation. Mathieu picked up the injured whilst on duty with France in last night's game against Russia.