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Vincent Aboubakar undergoes surgery on a knee injury

Porto’s Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar faces a long spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.
The 26-year-old ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the Portuguese champions’ 1-0 win over Tondela on Friday.
He will now miss Cameroon’s 2019 Nations Cup qualifying group fixtures in October and November.
Aboubakar also faces a race against time to be fit for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations to be staged on home soil next year.
“Vincent Aboubakar was operated on by Professor José Carlos Noronha’s team, following a complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and internal lateral ligament of the left knee,” Porto said on their website.
“The surgery was successful and the forward will be discharged in the coming days to start his rehabilitation process,” the statement added.
Aboubakar was the hero as Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 and seal a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title in February 2017.
The absence of Aboubakar, a key figure in Porto’s first league title triumph in five years last season with 15 goals, is a major blow for the Portuguese side who face Turkish club Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday.
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