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Nilmar to undergo surgery

Nilmar to undergo surgery
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Villarreal striker Nilmar will have surgery tomorrow to remove a cyst from his right knee.

Villarreal have confirmed that striker Nilmar will undergo a surgery to remove a cyst from his right knee.

The 27-year-old Brazilian international will have the operation tomorrow in Barcelona but the club are yet to give any indication as to how long he will be sidelined for.

Giuseppe Rossi is now the only recognisable centre-forward that the Yellow Submarine have to call upon, with Argentine frontman Marco Ruben already nursing a ligament injury.

Juan Carlos Garrido's side currently sit 12th in the La Liga table.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona44001431112
2Real Madrid4310113810
3Celta Vigo42117527
4Espanyol42115327
5Getafe42114227
6GironaGirona421156-17
7AlavesAlaves421134-17
8Athletic Bilbao31205415
9Atletico MadridAtletico412134-15
10Real Betis412113-25
11Levante41126514
12Sevilla41124404
13Real Sociedad411267-14
14Villarreal411223-14
15EibarEibar411246-24
16Huesca4112612-64
17Valencia403135-23
18Rayo Vallecano310225-33
19Real Valladolid402202-22
20Leganes401349-51

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