Brazilian giants will be without former midfielder for up to six weeks due to a knee , the Rio de Janeiro club’s medical staff has confirmed.

The 32-year old suffered medial ligament damage to his right knee during Flamengo’s 2-1 victory over their Brazilian rivals Atletico Paranaense in the Copa Libertadores on Wednesday.

Flamengo Suffers Huge Blow With Diegos Knee Injury

He was due to undergo surgery on Saturday before beginning his rehabilitation next week, Flamengo team doctor Marcio Tanure told ESPN Brasil.

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Flamengo currently lead their Copa Libertadores group with two wins from as many matches as they aim to win South America’s top club competition for the second time.

Flamengo Suffers Huge Blow With Diegos Knee Injury

Diego, who has been capped 34 times for Brazil, has made 21 appearances for Flamengo and scored eight goals since his move from Turkey’s Fenerbahce last July.

(With Inputs From Xinhua)

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