Barca's injured Valdes to have surgery on Monday

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Injured Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will undergo an operation to repair his torn right knee ligament on Monday.

Barcelona says the procedure will be performed by doctors Ulrich Boenisch and Ricard Pruna in Augsburg, Germany. Valdes' leg buckled while making a routine save in Wednesday's Spanish league win over Celta Vigo at Camp Nou.

Valdes will likely be done for the season and miss the World Cup in Brazil for Spain. He may have also played his last game for Barcelona. The 32-year old has said he will not stay at Barcelona after his contract expires in June.

Jose Pinto will take Valdes' place in goal for the final part of the season. Barcelona trails Spanish leader Atletico Madrid by one point with eight games to play.

Related Headlines

  • Victor Valdes

    Barcelona goalkeeper Valdes tears knee ligament

    Goalkeeper Victor Valdes may have played his last game for Barcelona after tearing a right knee ligament during Wednesday's league win over Celta Vigo at Camp Nou. 

  • Atletico eyes Champs semifinals at Barca expense

    Atletico Madrid is on the cusp of reaching the semifinals of Europe's top-tier competition for the first time in 40 years as it welcomes Barcelona to its Vicente Calderon ... 

  • Barcelona's winning era comes to an end

    There was no denying that something bigger than Barcelona's Spanish league title defense came to an end on Saturday. Barcelona's 1-1 draw at home to new champion Atletico ... 

  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen

    Ter Stegen signs 5-year deal with Barca

    New Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen says he couldn't refuse joining the club since "offers like this don't come every day." Ter Stegen joined Barcelona on a 12 ...