Espanyol says midfielder Juan Albin will undergo leg surgery and is expected to be sidelined for two to three months.

Club doctors said Monday that the 25-year-old Uruguayan player tore a muscle and hurt a ligament in his right leg during Sunday's 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

The date for the operation has not been set.

Albin arrived at the Barcelona-based team this summer after playing for fellow Spanish topflight club Getafe for five seasons.