MADRID - Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez will have surgery on his left knee to repair the damage he suffered in Tuesday's goalless Champions League semi-final first leg against Chelsea at the Nou Camp.
After further tests on Wednesday morning, Barca's medical services said the Mexico international had damaged the internal and external meniscus in his knee and would have arthroscopic surgery on Saturday.
The Primera Liga leaders estimated they would be without Marquez for between eight and 10 weeks, ruling him out of the season run-in.
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