Malaga's Brazilian forward Julio
Baptista will be out of action for four months after surgery on
the Achilles tendon in his right leg, the Spanish club said on
The 30-year-old former Arsenal and Real Madrid player missed
most of last season with injury problems, making only four
league appearances before having surgery on his right foot in
The Brazil international will be sidelined for the start of
the new campaign when big-spending Malaga set out on their first
venture into the Champions League.
Malaga, who are owned by a member of the Qatar royal family,
finished fourth in La Liga last May.
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