Real Madrid are dealt ANOTHER huge blow as Eder Militao suffers torn ACL just days after Thibaut Courtois picked up the same injury
Real Madrid have been dealt another huge injury blow with Eder Militao suffering an ACL injury.
The defender left the pitch in tears in the 50th minute of Madrid’s LaLiga opener against Atletic Bilbao, as game which Los Blancos won 2-0 thanks to goals from Rodrygo and Jude Bellingham.
Madrid’s worst fears were realised on Sunday when it was confirmed the Brazil international would be out for several months.
The injury came just days after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suffered the same injury in training on Thursday, ruling him out for the majority of the season.
Real Madrid confirmed the news in a statement released on Sunday after Antonio Rudiger had replaced the defender as he limped off.
Eder Militao has torn his ACL just days after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suffered the same fate
Militao limped off of Real Madrid’s 2-0 opening day win over Atletic Bilbao in LaLiga
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‘Following tests carried out on our player Eder Militao, he has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee,’ the statement began.
‘The player will undergo surgery in the coming days.’
The injury came about when the 25-year-old challenged Oihan Sancet at the start of the second half, but ended up getting stuck in the grass and snapping his ligament.
He thumped the grass in pain, but was helped off the field by two members of Real Madrid’s medical staff, not needed a stretcher.
Real Madrid confirmed that the Brazilian will undergo surgery ahead of a period on the sidelines
Courtois, meanwhile, has already completed his surgery and is now on the road to recovery
Real Madrid are close to signing Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan following Courtois’ injury
While Madrid are left with Rudiger, Nacho Fernandez and David Alaba as cover for Militao, they have been forced into the transfer market to replace Courtois.
The LaLiga side are on the verge of completing a loan move for Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was left out of the Blues’ squad to face Liverpool on Sunday.
It’s unclear if Madrid will go back into the transfer market to replace Militao but his absence will be a hefty blow for the club who are looking to bounce back from domestic and European disappointment last season.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side will face Almeria and Celta Vigo next following their opening day win.