Vermaelen Out For “4 to 6 Months” With Thigh Injury

Thomas Vermaelen could be sidelined for the remainder of the season as Barcelona reveals he will undergo thigh surgery.

The former Arsenal centre-back, 29, has yet to feature in a competitive match for the Catalans since joining for £15m in the summer.

He will have his operation on Tuesday in an attempt to cure the problem sustained while playing for Belgium during a 2014 World Cup group stage clash with Russia.

Thomas Vermaelen Might Wait Till Next Year to Make His Competitive Debut for Barca Due to Injury. Image: Getty.
Thomas Vermaelen Might Wait Till Next Year to Make His Competitive Debut for Barca Due to Injury. Image: Getty.

“First team footballer Thomas Vermaelen will undergo surgery on his right semitendinosus muscle by doctor Sakari Orava next Tuesday in Finland,” read a statement on Barcelona’s official website. “The estimated recovery time is 4 to 6 months.”

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