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Villarreal's Nilmar To Have Knee Operation

Villarreal have announced that striker Nilmar will undergo an operation on a right knee cyst on Tuesday in .

No details were given about his expected recovery time, or whether he will be available for the trip to Getafe on October 15 after the international break.

The 27-year-old, who has scored two goals in four league appearances this season, was left out of the squad for Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Real Zaragoza.

Juan Carlos Garrido’s side have suffered a disappointing start to the season, winning just one of their opening six games in La Liga and losing both of their two Group A matches against and 2-0.