August 13, 2019 / 12:24 PM / 3 months ago

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

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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