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Benzema undergoes minor knee surgery in France

Benzema undergoes minor knee surgery in France

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The France international, who played 70 minutes in the defeat against Brazil, had an operation to remove a cyst from his right knee.

Karim Benzema had an operation in Lyon to remove a cyst from the upper part of his right knee. The Madrid forward, who played 70 minutes in France’s 3-0 defeat to Brazil, underwent surgery whilst on holiday in order to be fit and ready for the next campaign.

“The player Karim Benzema was present at the Centre Orthopédique Santy-Lyon where he underwent surgery to remove a ganglion cyst from his right knee. The operation was carried out by el Dr. Sonnery-Cottet under the supervision of the Real Madrid Sanitas Medical Team,” the club’s medical staff said.

The Frenchman was operated on by a specialist in orthopaedic surgery, who was also in charge of former Madrid Mahamadou Diarra’s serious knee operation.

The operation was a simple one, without anaesthetic, to remove a minor but troublesome injury that had been becoming increasingly painful for the striker as the season went on. Therefore, the decision was made to interrupt the player’s holiday in order to ensure he will be fit for the pre-season, due to begin on 15 July.

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