Marco Asensio Could Miss Most Of Next Season

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 7:47 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019 7:47 PM UTC

Star winger Marco Asensio will likely miss most of next season for Real Madrid after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in last night's International Champions Cup win against Arsenal.

<div><p>Real Madrid released a short statement on their website today:</p><p><em>"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."</em></p><p>Real Madrid trailed 2-0 against Arsenal courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Asensio made it 2-1 and Gareth Bale tied the game to force penalties. Los Blancos won the penalty shootout 3-2.</p><div>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Real Madrid have confirmed that Marco Asensio has ruptured the ACL in his left knee and will undergo surgery in the coming days. &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/6iIzs4aIll\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/6iIzs4aIll&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ESPNFC/status/1153988548363730944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;July 24, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</div><div> </div><p>According to reports in Spain, Asensio could miss up to nine months, which would seriously hinder his development and possibly Real Madrid's too.</p><p>Manager Zinedine Zidane has stated repeatedly that Real Madrid is trying to release Welsh winger Gareth Bale and although he said that <em>"nothing has changed"</em> after Bale scored against Arsenal, Asensio's injury could force the Spanish giants to reconsider their position.</p><p>Bale had offers to join Jiangsu Suning and Beijing Guoan in China but as reported by Matt Law of The Telegraph, the teams would have to pay more than £1 million per week if they want Bale to join them.</p><p><u><strong>Odds To Win La Liga<br />(Courtesy of <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4512&amp;book=Bet365" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bet365</a>)</strong></u></p><p>FC Barcelona -150</p><p>Real Madrid +137</p><p>Atletico Madrid +1600</p><p>Valencia +10000</p><p>Sevilla +15000</p><p>Villarreal +25000</p><p>Getafe +25000</p><p>Real Betis +50000</p><p>Athletic Bilbao +50000</p><p>Real Sociedad +50000</p><p>Espanyol +100000</p><p>Celta Vigo +100000</p><p>Eibar +100000</p><p>Deportivo Alavés +200000</p><p>Valladolid +250000</p><p>CD Leganés +250000</p><p>Osasuna +250000</p><p>Levante +250000</p><p>Granada +250000</p><p>Mallorca +450000</p></div>
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