Mallorca stopper needs ankle surgery

MADRID - Israel goalkeeper Dudu Aouate will have arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to correct a lingering right ankle problem that will rule him out for the rest of the season, his club Real Mallorca said. In a statement on their website, the club said they expected to have him back in time for pre-season training ahead of the 2009-10 Primera Liga campaign. He will now miss Mallorca's final three league games of the season against Barcelona, Real Madrid and Villarreal.