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Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena sends message to supporters after injury setback

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Carles Alena has sent a message to fans after Barcelona announced he is due to undergo surgery on a ruptured tendon in his hamstring.

The injury means he is expected to miss all of pre-season and the start of the new campaign which is a real blow to both club and player.

Alena is expected to be called up to the first-team squad next season but first he will go under the knife and then embark on a period of rehabilitation.

However, he sounds in pretty determined mood ahead of his trip to Finland for his surgery.

Here’s what he said: “Today’s news is a hard blow. But, with more strength than ever, let’s bounce back from this setback... Thank you very much for your support, everything will be easier thanks to these signs of affection... Força Barça!”

Let’s hope Alena can recover quickly and we can see him back in action soon.