Milito ruled out for six months
Barcelona defender Gabriel Milito will undergo surgery on his injured right knee and is expected to be sidelined for six months, the Spanish club has revealed.
The 27-year-old Argentinian complained of pain in his knee after Barça's 1-0 UEFA Champions League defeat by Manchester United last week and tests confirmed he had twisted a ligament, the club's medical services said in a statement. "We have determined arthroscopic surgery next week as a solution to the problem," the statement said.
Milito has made regular appearances for Barcelona since he joined the club from Real Zaragoza for 20 million euros in July 2007.