Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay to undergo thigh surgery

Ibrahim Afellay, who has been plagued by injuries since joining from PSV Eindhoven in 2011, will have an operation on Thursday

Updated: August 20, 2013 17:31 IST
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Madrid: Barcelona winger Ibrahim Afellay will undergo surgery on Thursday to try to cure an on-going thigh injury, the club said on Tuesday.

"Ibrahim Afellay will have an operation this Thursday, August 22, on a chronic muscular injury in his right quadricep," said a statement on the club's website.

The 27-year-old's time with Barcelona since joining from PSV Eindhoven in 2011 has been plagued by injuries, including suffering cruciate ligament damage in September 2011 that kept him out for the majority of the 2011/12 season.

Afellay was then loaned out to German club Schalke 04 for last season and has yet to feature since returning to the Catalans during pre-season or their 7-0 hammering of Levante to open their La Liga campaign on Sunday.

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