Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes carted off vs. Celta

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes reacts as he is carted off the field after suffering a suspected knee injury in his club's match with Celta Vigo on Wednesday.
Manu Fernandez/AP

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has injured his leg and needed to be carted off the pitch in Wednesday's league match against Celta Vigo at Camp Nou.

Valdes' right knee appeared to buckle when he came down after jumping to block a free kick. He managed to gather in the ball but then fell to the turf and called to be substituted.

The Spanish international was carried to a cart and then shuttled off the pitch with his gloved hands covering his face.

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Backup Jose Pinto took his place in the 22nd minute with Barcelona leading 1-0.

Valdes has said he will leave Barcelona after this season when his contract expires.

Barcelona is trying to defend its Spanish league title. It has reached the final of the Copa del Rey and the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

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