Courtois will need surgery after tearing knee ligament

Courtois will need surgery, indicating that he will probably miss a significant portion of the season

(Football News) Courtois sustained a ligament tear in his left knee, occurring merely two days ahead of the team’s inaugural match of the season.

The club confirmed that their esteemed goalkeeper will need to undergo surgery, implying that he is anticipated to be sidelined for a considerable portion of the season.

In response to the situation, Courtois shared his sentiments on his social media platforms, expressing, “Unexpected as it is, it’s now time to acknowledge this challenge and put forth every effort to overcome it, emerging even stronger.”

I extend my heartfelt gratitude for the vibrant energy, affection, and uplifting words. Be assured that your support fuels my determination to make a swift recovery.”

This injury, which transpired during a training session, arrives following an offseason marked by the departure of experienced forward Karim Benzema.

Furthermore, the newly acquired midfielder, Arda Güler, will also be unavailable for a certain period—reportedly several weeks—due to a knee ailment that is likely to necessitate surgical intervention.

Courtois, aged 31, has been a cornerstone of Madrid’s triumphs ever since his arrival from Chelsea in 2018. His remarkable saves provided a compelling complement to Benzema’s goal-scoring prowess.

The Belgium international played a pivotal role in Madrid’s achievements, contributing to their Champions League victory in 2022, securing Spanish league titles in 2020 and 2022, as well as their Copa del Rey conquest in the previous season.

In the past, Courtois contributed to Chelsea’s success, clinching two Premier League championships and an FA Cup. Prior to his time in London, he was associated with Madrid’s rival team, Atletico Madrid, playing a pivotal role in their Spanish league and Europa League victories.

As the new season kicks off, Real Madrid is scheduled to face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, and it seems likely that seldom-utilized backup goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, a Ukrainian athlete, will step in to fill Courtois’ position.

Real Madrid was anticipated to make efforts to secure the services of another goalkeeper, as suggested by Spanish media, which outlined a roster of potential successors such as Yassine Bounou from Sevilla, Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea, and former Manchester United player David de Gea.

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