Barcelona captain Carles Puyol will undergo more surgery in a bid to solve a persistent knee problem.
The 35-year-old defender was limited to just 20 starts in the 2012/13 campaign due to a string of injuries and will be go under the knife on Wednesday.
He is expected to be out for between three and four weeks after the procedure.
“Carles Puyol will undergo outpatient surgery to remove a cyst in his right knee,” an official club statement read.
The centre-back last featured for Barca in March.