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OFFICIAL: Marco Asensio medical report

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Torn ACL and damage on his meniscus for the attacker.

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It’s now official. Marco Asensio suffered a torn ACL and damage on his meniscus of his left knee during the match against Arsenal last night.

After test carried out on our player Marco Asensio by the Real Madrid Medical Services he has been diagnosed with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the external meniscus of his left knee. The player will be surgically operated on in the next few days.
Source: Realmadrid.com

Real Madrid confirmed that Asensio will have surgery to repair his left knee in the next few days. The club did not reveal how long he will be out but players with these injuries usually need at least six months before they can play again. Furthermore, some other players have struggled after suffering a torn ACL, so this is devastating news for Marco Asensio and Real Madrid.

Considering Asensio’s age and potential, it would make sense for Real Madrid to wait until this time next year before letting Asensio play. Los Blancos need to be patient so that the attacker recovers properly from this injury, given that his whole career is at stake here.

Most fans will remember that Jese suffered this same injury and never managed to recover properly and be the player he was. However, Jese had an infection on his surgically-repaired ligament and needed to have surgery a second time, which is believed to be the main reason why he couldn’t play at the same level.

The starting spot for the right wing is now wide open and several players will be competing for minutes after Asensio’s injury.