Victor Valdes’ Barcelona career is almost certainly over after the goalkeeper sustained a serious knee injury against Celta Vigo on Wednesday night.
The Spaniard will need surgery after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament as he jumped to collect a loose ball and landed badly. Valdes was taken off on a stretcher in the 23rd minute and was in great pain as he was removed from the pitch.
The Club’s Medical Services who rushed him to the hospital while the game continued, revealed that he will need to undergo surgery. This implies that he will be out for months and might not participate at the World cup competition.
This isn’t Valdés’ first injury this season. The keeper picked up a calf injury during the international friendly in South Africa. He was out for eight matches, the last ones of 2013. His first match after that injury was against Elche at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona ran out 3-0 winners but their bid to win La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey has been dented by Valdes’s injury.