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Thiago ruled out for eight weeks

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:17:00

Barcelona midfielder Thiago has been ruled out of action for up to two months after rupturing ligaments in his right knee on Saturday

Thiago was a 75th minute substitute during Barca's 3-2 win over Sevilla - only to be injured late in the game.

A club statement read: "Tests performed on Sunday confirmed that the player suffered a rupture of the ligaments in his right knee.

"His absence is estimated at eight weeks."

Barcelona's next two matches are against Benfica in the Champions League and the El Classico at home to Real Madrid.

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