Middlesbrough confirm Mustapha Carayol cruciate ligament injury

Middlesbrough's Mustapha Carayol celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Birmingham during their Championship match on December 7, 2013
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Middlesbrough confirm that Mustapha Carayol has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.

Middlesbrough have confirmed that Mustapha Carayol has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.

The 25-year-old forward suffered the problem on Saturday during Boro's goalless draw at Bournemouth in the Championship.

He will now undergo surgery in an attempt to get him fit for the start of next season.

"Following scans and consultations in London, it has been confirmed that Muzzy Carayol has torn his anterior cruciate ligament," read an official club statement.

"He will be operated on by world-renowned English specialist Andy Williams in two weeks' time once the swelling has gone down."

Carayol had scored eight goals in 33 games for Boro before suffering the injury.

Middlesbrough's Mustapha Carayol celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Birmingham during their Championship match on December 7, 2013
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