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Eto'o out for two months

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Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o will be sidelined for at least two months after straining a tendon in his right leg.

Injury woe for Cameroon star

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o will be sidelined for at least two months after straining a tendon in his right leg. The Cameroon striker sustained the injury in the 5-0 friendly victory against Internazionale. Eto'o came on as a substitute and lasted only two minutes before picking up the injury. The loss of Eto'o now sees Barcelona boss Frank Rijkaard left with three of his 'Fantastic Four' available, meaning that Thierry Henry is likely to start Sunday's game against Athletic Bilbao.

Surgery

Eto'o missed four months of the last season with a torn cruciate ligament in his left knee and this new setback will come as a bitter blow for the forward. A club statement read: "The estimated time for his recovery will be eight weeks after which he can return to training with the squad. "In the next couple of hours we will determine what action we will take, whether physio will be enough or whether he needs to undergo surgery."

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