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Barcelona announce Araujo surgery decision; World Cup over

Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has decided to take surgery on his torn thigh muscle that he suffered against Iran with Uruguay this week.

It means he will be set to miss the World Cup in November, as the recovery time is expected to be 2-3 months long.

Barcelona put out a statement about the injury:

“The first team player Ronald Araujo will undergo surgery on Wednesday for the adductor longus tendon avulsion he has in his right thigh," said Barcelona.

“The operation will be carried out by Dr. Lasse Lempainen, under the supervision of the Club's medical staff, in Turku, Finland. When the operation is completed there will be another medical statement.

“The injury was sustained by the player on international duty during the game between Iran and Uruguay in which the player was forced off the field after five minutes of the match. Ronald Araujo has made seven appearances for the first team in the current 2022/23 season."



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