Cesar undergoes surgery on fractured finger
Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Júlio César will be out for four weeks as he has undergone surgery on a hand injury picked up in training.
The Seleção keeper injured his hand whilst saving a shot in training on Tuesday and after going through a medical evaluation, he was admitted for surgery on Wednesday, reports Globo Esporte.
The 34-year-old will have a screw inserted into the hand to help the fractured finger recover at a quicker rate but will spend the night in hospital.
He is in regular contact with the Brazil national team doctor but will be out of action for approximately a month so César should be available for the Seleção’s next game.
César should return to action for Brazil on October 12 when Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men face South Korea before playing Zambia three days later.
His club future remains uncertain with Harry Redknapp seemingly happy to prefer Robert Green over the Brazilian but this injury shows he is still a vital member of Scolari’s squad in the run up to next year’s World Cup.