Puyol set for knee surgery, will miss Euros
BARCELONA - The Associated Press
Barcelona's Carles Puyol (R) and Andres Iniesta celebrate a goal against Malaga during their Spanish First division soccer match at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona May 2, 2012. REUTERS photoBarcelona says Carles Puyol will undergo knee surgery, ruling the Spain international out of Euro 2012.
The Spanish league club says Puyol finished Saturday's 4-0 victory over Espanyol with discomfort in his right knee, with subsequent medical tests leading the 34-year-old to opt for arthroscopic surgery.
Barcelona says the surgery will be performed on Saturday and Puyol will need six weeks to recover.
World Cup champion Spain begins its European Championship defense on June 10 against Italy.