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Arturo Vidal to undergo knee surgery

The operation should not impact the Chile star's participation in the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

Juventus has confirmed that midfielder Arturo Vidal will undergo knee surgery Wednesday.

The Serie A club revealed Monday that the Chile international was considering an operation to resolve a meniscus injury to his right knee.

With another Scudetto already secured and Juve going out of the UEFA Europa League at the semifinal stage against Benfica last week, the 26-year-old will have surgery that should not impact his participation in the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

The decision comes after Vidal visited professor Ramon Cugat in Barcelona on Tuesday along with Juve and Chile medical staff. 

Vidal was a key player for Antonio Conte's side as it wrapped up a third consecutive Serie A title. The former Bayer Leverkusen man was an unused substituted in the Turin giants' 1-0 win over Atalanta on Monday.

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