Sociedad’s midfielder Granero to have knee surgery

Real Sociedad says midfielder Esteban Granero will need surgery

to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.

The Spanish club did not say how long it expects Granero to be


Granero suffered the injury during Sociedad’s 2-0 loss to

Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League group phase opener on


Sociedad acquired Granero this summer on a one-season loan from

English club Queen Park Rangers with the option to buy the player

at the end of the season.