Li Liga: Barcelona new keeper,Neto ruled out for eight weeks

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Neto ruled outNeto has been ruled out of Barcelona ties for up to eight weeks following his a fractured left wrist injury.

After experiencing the injury before the 4-0 weekend victory over Napoli in Michigan, the fresh signing underwent an operation on Tuesday.

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The shot-stopper, Neto joined Barca from Valencia in June as Jasper Cillessen moved in the opposite direction.

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Not making up the squad immediately will see the LaLiga champions without an experienced competitor for first-choice Marc-Andre ter Stegen ahead of Friday’s season opener against Athletic Bilbao.

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Inaki Pena, 20, is expected to be promoted from Barcelona B after travelling with Ernesto Valverde’s squad to the United States.

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The timescale placed on Neto’s recovery could keep him out until after the international break in October.

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