Rafinha joined Barcelona in 2011

Rafinha Combined Barcelona in 2011

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is very likely to overlook the rest of the year following an operation on his anterior cruciate ligament.

The team announced on Tuesday that they expect Rafinha to be out for six weeks.

The midfielder suffered a ligament injury in his left knee during their 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on November 24.

A club statement read:”Rafinha has the ligaments on his left knee successfully operated on, he’ll be out of action for about six months.”

The Brazilian appreciated a run at the beginning XI while Lionel Messi has been injured\. He began against the Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano from the La Liga\.

In addition, he played at the home tie against Inter Milian in the Champions League where he scored the opening goal in a 2-0 triumph.