Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois suffered a torn cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee and hence will undergo a surgery in the upcoming days. The club gave their confirmation on the same on Thursday, August 10. Not only this, with the Spanish club’s goalkeeper being out for a few months, Madrid will reportedly look for a new person to fill Courtois’ shoes.
The Belgium international suffered the injury during a training session, after which the club released a medical report. It read, "After the tests carried out on our player Thibaut Courtois, he has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The player will undergo surgery in the coming days." However, Merengues didn’t confirm how long the 31-year-old will be out.
Not only this, but the Champions League also took to their social media to announce the same. Though the duration of Courtois being sidelined is not confirmed yet, reports by ESPN state that it will take him at least six to eight months to recover completely and be back on the field.
Courtois starred in 43 games for his side across all competitions last year. Meanwhile, the club is set to begin their LaLiga 2023 campaign on Sunday, August 13 (IST) against Athletic Club.