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Barca full-back Aleix Vidal out for five months after dislocating ankle

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Barcelona full-back Aleix Vidal will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his right ankle during Saturday’s 6-0 victory at Alaves.

The 27year old defender was injured in a collision with opponent Theo Hernandez in the 85th minute and then he left the ground in tears in a stretcher.

 Barcelona said on Saturday that Vidal underwent a surgery on Saturday night in a hospital in Victoria and will be out of action for five months.

"Aleix, you'll be back stronger - get well soon," wrote team-mate Andre Gomes on Twitter.

Vidal, signed by Barca on 2015, had recently established himself as a regular in Coach Luis Enrique’s side by scoring in league victories over Las Palmas and Athletic Bilabao since the turn of the year. The season-ending injury came as a cruelest of times for Vidal.


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