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Football: Valdes out for seven months with knee injury

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will miss the next seven months after undergoing surgery to repair the torn cruciate anterior ligament in his right knee in Germany on Monday, the club have confirmed. "Victor Valdes underwent surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament on Monday morning with doctors Ulrich Boenish and Ricard Pruna in Augsburg, Germany," the club said in a statement. "They made an incision in the internal meniscus of the right knee and the surgery was completed in a satisfactory manner. "The estimated time out will be seven months."

Football: Valdes out for seven months with knee injury

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will miss the rest of the season and Spain's defence of the World Cup as he will be sidelined for seven months following knee surgery. "Victor Valdes underwent surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament on Monday morning with doctors Ulrich Boenish and Ricard Pruna in Augsburg, Germany," Barcelona said in a statement on Monday. "They made an incision in the internal meniscus of the right knee and the surgery was completed in a satisfactory manner. "The estimated time out will be seven months."

Football: Knee injury rules Valdes out of World Cup

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes was ruled out of the World Cup on Wednesday after suffering cruciate ligament damage in his right knee during his side's 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday. The 32-year-old, who has signalled his indication to leave Barca at the end of the season, was seen was seen crying as he left the field after just 23 minutes on a stretcher after jarring his knee whilst lunging towards the ball. Valdes will also miss Spain's defence of their World Cup title in Brazil later this year.

Football: Valdes knee injury mars Barca stroll past Celta

Barcelona moved to the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 over Celta Vigo on Wednesday, but their joy was tempered as goalkeeper Victor Valdes ruptured a cruciate ligament - an injury that will keep him out of the World Cup. Neymar tapped home to give the hosts an early lead before Valdes collapsed to the ground holding his right knee whilst making a routine save.

Football: Barca goalkeeper Valdes in World Cup scare

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes gave Spain a World Cup scare on Wednesday when he was stretchered off during his side's clash with Celta Vigo with a serious looking knee injury. Valdes, who has signalled his indication to leave Barca at the end of the season, was seen crying as he left the field after just 23 minutes with Barca leading 1-0. If the injury is as serious as first feared, the 32-year-old will also almost certainly miss the World Cup in Brazil. kca/dj

Football: Valdes knee injury mars Barca stroll past Celta

Barcelona moved to the top of La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 over Celta Vigo, however their joy was tempered by a serious looking injury to goalkeeper Victor Valdes. Neymar tapped home to give the hosts an early lead before Valdes collapsed to the ground whilst making a routine save holding his right knee. The Spanish international was in tears as he was stretchered from the field and could have played his last game for the club having already signalled his intention not to renew his contract at the end of the season.

Football: Bale back to Premier League best - Valdes

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes believes Gareth Bale is back to the form which made him Premier League Player of the Year last season. Valdes will be tasked with trying to stop the Welshman and the rest of his free-scoring Real Madrid teammates when he lines up for Barca in what could be his final appearance for the club against Los Blancos. Bale has scored 14 times so far in his debut season in Madrid and Valdes in under no illusions as to the threat he will pose to Barca on Sunday.

Football: Barcelona's Valdes declared fit to play

Doctors have declared Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes fit and ready to play after 44 days on the sidelines with a right calf strain, the Spanish club said on Thursday. "It is a day of good news for Barcelona's first team. After a training session on Thursday afternoon, doctors gave keeper Victor Valdes the all clear," the club said in a statement. The 31-year-old could be part of coach Gerardo Martino's side for Barcelona's league match at home to Elche on Sunday.

Football: Barcelona's Valdes declared fit to play

Doctors have declared Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes fit and ready to play after 44 days on the sidelines with a right calf stain, the Spanish club said on Thursday. "It is a day of good news for Barcelona's first team. After a training session on Thursday afternoon, doctors gave keeper Victor Valdes the all clear," the club said in a statement. The 31-year-old could be part of coach Gerardo Martino's side for Barcelona's league match at home to Elche on Sunday.

FC Barcelona's Valdes says he's ready to return to action

Madrid, Dec 26 (EFE).- FC Barcelona and Spanish national team goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who has been out with an injury for more than a month, said on Twitter that he was ready to return to action. "Training session on Dec. 25. I'm all set to go. Thanks Juanjo Brau (Barça's physiotherapist) for always being by my side," Valdes, who also sent season's greetings to his fans, wrote on Wednesday. Valdes sustained a tear in his right calf muscle during a friendly match between Spain and South Africa on Nov. 19.
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