Getafe midfielder Álvaro Medrán has undergone surgery to stitch a fractured shin bone, and while the operation was declared a success, he will be out of action for the next four months.
It’s the second such injury suffered by the midfielder, who is on a one-year loan from Real Madrid – back in April he was forced out with an identical injury whilst training with Castilla.
The 21-year-old fractured his shin in Friday’s session and was immediately taken to the Sanitas-La Moraleja Clinic where he was treated by Real Madrid’s medical staff – the same doctors who performed an operation on his same leg in April.
The player wrote on his Twitter account: “Unfortunately, I’ve suffered a relapse of my shin injury. I have not long come out of the operating theatre and everything has gone smoothly. Now I have to be patient and start my recovery so I can start playing football again soon. Thank you very much to everyone for the well wishes and messages of support”.
Getafe will be without Medrán and Mehdi Lacen is doubtful for the next game, against Las Palmas a week on Sunday. Coach Fran Escribá has just two midfield playmakers available - Juan Rodríguez and Bernard Mensah, who have had limited playing time this season.