Puyol set for further surgery

Barcelona have confirmed club captain Carlos Puyol will undergo surgery today in a bid to rid the defender of a persistent knee problem.

The 35-year-old will rest for three to four weeks before joining team mates in pre-season training.

“Carles Puyol will undergo outpatient surgery to remove a cyst in his right knee,” an official club statement read.

The 35-year-old was limited to just 22 games last season due to a string of injuries, as Barcelona wrestled the La Liga title back from Real Madrid.

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