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.