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Barcelona goalkeeper Neto out for up to two months after wrist surgery

Barcelona goalkeeper Neto out for up to two months after wrist surgery
FILE PHOTO: Aug 7, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; Barcelona goalkeeper Neto (13) during the first half of the United States La Liga-Serie A Cup Tour soccer match against Napoli at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports   -   Copyright  USA TODAY USPW(Reuters)
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona’s substitute goalkeeper Neto has been ruled out of action for up to two months following wrist surgery, the La Liga champions said in a statement on Tuesday.

Barca said the Brazilian, a 26-million-euro (£24.15 million) close season recruit from Valencia, would be sidelined for between six and eight weeks after undergoing surgery to treat a fracture to his left wrist which he sustained in training on Sunday.

Ernesto Valverde’s side begin their title defence away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

(Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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