He will be operated by doctors Ramon Cugat and Ricard Pruna
FC Barcelona has announced this afternoon that Rafinha Alcantara will be operated on Tuesday for the cruciate ligament knee injury he suffered in the game against AS Roma in the Stadio Olimpico last Wednesday, less than a minute after entering the pitch.
The knee operation will be led by the club's doctor, Ricard Pruna, and Dr. Ramon Cugat, who operated his brother Thiago for the same problem.
Barcelona announced that after the operation, medical services will release a press statement about the result. So far no official period of low have been announced, but Rafinha is expected to miss almost the entire season.