Nicolae Mitea has damaged the crucial ligament in his right knee to such an extent that an operation is necessary. He suffered the injury in the match against Boca Juniors on 31 July 2005.
On the basis of first examinations, time was taken to see if an operation could be avoided. But the damaged crucial ligament has proven to be too unstable and a decision has been made to operate on the knee as soon as possible.
Mitea will be sidelined for six to nine months.