Asenjo tears ACL again

The unlucky goalkeeper is expected to be out for another 6 to 8 months

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Sergio Asenjo in tears after injuring himself again

Atlético goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo, on-loan for the rest of the season at Málaga, has very unfortunately re-injured his right knee and will be out for about six to eight months, according to the Atleti official website.

The 21-year-old started in yesterday’s match against Sevilla, but in the early minutes of the game slid awkwardly, tearing the ACL of his right knee that had been repaired in May of last year.

Visibly in a great deal of pain, Asenjo was carted off the field and was replaced by backup keeper Arnau. After the clash, the worst was feared when reports in the Spanish media claimed that Sergio had said that he felt the same pain he felt last season when he injured the knee while playing for Atleti against Sporting.

Atlético’s official site had some words of encouragement for the unlucky keeper, who will undergo surgery within the coming days.

“Club Atlético de Madrid would like to wish, in the name of its president, Enrique Cerezo, and its General Director, Miguel Ángel Gil, as well as on behalf of all of its employees and fans, a speedy recovery for the goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo.”

A similar statement was released by Málaga’s official site. The Andalusian club expressed their “unanimous support” for Asenjo.

  • Asim

    Really feel for the guy, it’s such an awful injury and your knee is never quite the same after it happens.

    I really hope it doesn’t wreck his career, he had a shaky start at Atléti, but before that he looked a great prospect.

  • SpeGo

    His luck just seems to get worse. This make me really sad! I think he was good in Atleti but media just created a rumour that he did bad when he played with us. Our defence sucked then and I think he was good, and is good still. Get well soon! You have a great future ahead of you!

  • We have probably lost a couple million euros on this guy, but what is really sad is his horrible tragedy 🙁 Asenjo, get well!!

  • Ian

    He’s such a good prospect, but no luck at all..
    Now we have to hope that de gea won’t leave us even more..

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  • Jessica

    I feel really sorry about the news.
    Wish him good luck!

  • Get well Asenjo! 🙁

  • Flo

    Very sad! 🙁

  • palc

    On the brightside, De Gea can’t leave us now..