Villarreal Goalkeeper Faces Long Lay-Off After Damaging ACL

Villarreal goalkeeper, Sergio Asenjo could miss the rest of the season and the start of the 2015-16 season having been diagnosed with a third degree damage of his anterior cruciate ligament.

The Spaniard, 25, suffered the injury in the closing minutes of his side’s 1-0 defeat after landing awkwardly following an aerial ball contest with an opposition in the box.

A statement on the club’s website read: “After examinations and tests this morning after last night’s game against Atletico Madrid, Villarreal medical services report that Sergio Asenjo has suffered a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, combined with some lesser injuries, and will require surgery.

Sergio Asenjo Damaged His ACL After Landing Awkwardly Following a High-Ball Contest. Image: AS.
Sergio Asenjo Damaged His ACL After Landing Awkwardly Following a High-Ball Contest. Image: AS.

“The club will issue further information in the coming hours. Villarreal CF want to provide their full support and encouragement to the player and wish him a speedy and successful recovery.”


The injury could sideline the goalkeeper for around six months, meaning he may have to wait until October before getting back playing football hopefully.

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