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Bilbao midfielder Iker Muniain tears ligament in right knee

Muniain tore a ligament in his other knee in April 2015, knocking him out of competition for nearly a year.

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Athletic Bilbao’s Iker Muniain has torn a ligament in his right knee and will require surgery. (Source: AP)

Athletic Bilbao says midfielder Iker Muniain has torn a ligament in his right knee and will require surgery.

Muniain tore a ligament in his other knee in April 2015, knocking him out of competition for nearly a year.

The Spanish club announced his new injury on Friday, a day after Muniain was carried off the field during Bilbao’s 1-0 loss to Ukrainian team FC Zarya in the Europa League.

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Now 24, Muniain broke the record for the youngest player to score in the Spanish league in 2009 when he was 16. He is a key playmaker for Bilbao.