Long lay-off for Puyol

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Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is set to be sidelined until late September due to a knee injury, it was confirmed on Friday.

The Spain centre-back suffered ligament damage in his left knee during a friendly match on Barcelona´s current trip to South Africa and underwent surgery on Thursday.

Puyol, 29, played in 35 of Barca´s 38 league games last season, with only goalkeeper Victor Valdes and midfielder Andres Iniesta making more appearances.

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