Victor Valdes underwent successful knee surgery this afternoon, but is expected to be out for the next seven months.
The Barcelona goalkeeper tore his cruciate ligament in their 3-0 win over Celta Vigo last week, after landing awkwardly when saving a free kick.
The 32-year-old travelled to Augsburg in Germany for the procedure, and the Catalan club confirmed on their website that the operation had gone well.
A statement read: “Victor Valdés has been operated on this Monday morning by doctors Ulrich Boenisch and Ricard Pruna in Augsburg on his torn anterior cruciate ligament.
“The knee's internal cartilage has been sewn up and the operation was concluded successfully. Valdés will be out of action for approximately seven months.”
Valdes will miss the World Cup in the summer and is likely to have played his last game for the Camp Nou outfit, after he revealed earlier in the season that he would leave in June.