Eto'o out for 5 months

Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o will be out of action for up to five months after he underwent surgery for a serious knee injury on Thursday. The Barca striker suffered the injury while playing in their 1-1 draw with the German side Werder Bremen in the Champions League.

"The operation was to repair the meniscus of the knee, not take it out, which lengthens the recovery to eight weeks," said club doctor Ramon Cugat. This is bad news for Cameroon, as the striker won't be available for his country's Nations Cup qualifier against Equatorial Guinea next month.

It's good news for Chelsea however as Eto'o will miss Barca's Champions League games with the boys at Stamford Bridge in October. Real Madrid fans will also be delighted as he will also miss Barca's trip to rivals Madrid in La Liga on 22 October.

[Mof Gimmers]