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Liverpool defender Coates to undergo surgery on torn ACL

Sebastian Coates is set to have surgery on his injured knee says a statement from the Uruguayan FA.

The Liverpool defender sustained a knee problem late in last week's international friendly between Uruguay and Japan in Rifu, Miyagi which has since been diagnosed as a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

It was initially not feared a severe injury but the 22-year old centre-half will know go under the knife and is likely to be sidelined for some time.

"In the medical tests, we found out that the player had a torn ligament in his right knee so we have decided to take him to surgery. It will be done on Friday in Sao Paulo", a Uruguayan FA statement said.

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