Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has undergone successful surgery on his back, the LaLiga champions have announced.
The 31-year-old had the operation after sitting out Germany’s matches against Turkey and Austria last month and three subsequent Barca fixtures.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “First team player Marc ter Stegen has successfully undergone surgery for his lower back issues.
First team player Marc ter Stegen has successfully undergone surgery for his lower back issues. The procedure was performed by Dr. Amélie Léglise under the supervision of the Club's Medical Services, at Sports Clinic Bordeux Merignac. He is out and his recovery… pic.twitter.com/DifuqvdnIg
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“The procedure was performed by Dr Amelie Leglise under the supervision of the club’s medical services, at Sports Clinic Bordeux Merignac. He is out and his recovery will determine his availability.”
Barcelona had revealed on Tuesday that Ter Stegen was set for surgery, at which point the former Borussia Monchengladbach player said in a post on social media: “After intensive conversations with the medical team of the club and various supporting experts, we decided to undergo a surgical procedure.
“The break obviously annoys me. It is the right and safe decision in order to come back in the best conditions for my club and national team.”