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Rafinha to undergo surgery after tearing knee ligament

FC Barcelona v Granada CF - La Liga

BARCELONA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 29: Rafinha (C) of FC Barcelona scores the opening goal with an overhead kick during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Granada CF at Camp Nou stadium on October 29, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona says midfielder Rafinha will need knee surgery and is expected to be out for the rest of the season.

The club says tests have confirmed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Rafinha’s left knee. He will undergo surgery in the coming days.

Rafinha got hurt in the team’s 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday.

The Brazilian had torn a ligament in his right knee in 2015, and had a meniscus injury in the same leg in 2017.

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