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Ter Stegen set to be out until November after knee surgery

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Ter Stegen set to be out until November after knee surgery

The club reportedly announced that Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will possibly be out until November after an operation on his knee.

On Tuesday, Germany international had successful surgery on his right patella tendon.

In a statement Barca stated that the operation was a positive and Ter Stegen is now facing a two-and-a-half-month recovery period.

In all 2019-20 competitions, Ter Stegen has played 46 times, holding 15 clean sheets.

Last year, Barca signed Brazilian keeper Neto as a back-up to Ter Stegen but the 31-year-old played for the Catalans only two matches in LaLiga.

The report is another setback for Barca, who are due to name Ronald Koeman as their next head coach at a tough time.

Koeman will replace Quique Setien who has been sacked in the wake of Bayern Munich ‘s humiliating quarter-final defeat of the 8-2 Champions League.

Following a season in which they struggled to win a trophy, Ter Stegen ‘s absence would further unsettle a squad still low on confidence, with captain Lionel Messi claiming to be considering his future and defender Gerard Pique asking for drastic changes at the club.

Hossana C. Infozer, you can link up with me via social media platforms @officialinfozer.

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