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Defender Ribeiro out for a year

Bristol City

Bristol City's Christian Ribeiro has been ruled out for up to a year with Anterior Cruciate Ligament damage.

The Wales Under-21 international was stretchered off 26 minutes into his debut against Peterborough on Tuesday and taken to hospital for scans.

They revealed the damage and the 18-year-old will have an operation on Thursday.

City boss Gary Johnson said: "Everyone is gutted for Christian. It's hard luck on the lad."

"He added: "As I said on the night he will come back from this."

Ribeiro, who made his way through Bristol City's Academy, has three caps at U21 level.

see also
Bristol City 2-1 Peterborough
12 Aug 08 |  League Cup
Johnson eyes Championship repeat
07 Aug 08 |  Bristol City

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