Injuries to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) of the knee are becoming more common among footballers
Gavi, Courtois o Neymar There are some players who have suffered this injury in their careers
Injury to an elite athlete can be a hard setback in their sporting career. And more, if it is about the crusaders, the most feared injury for footballersbecause it usually marks a before and after in the sports career due to its fragility. Neymar, Courtois and this sunday Gavi are some of the players who have suffered this serious injury. In the case of the player Barçainjured in this Sunday’s match against Georgia, will have to undergo a operation surgical. A tremendous setback for Gavi himself who will miss the entire season.
15 League players have broken their cruciates
This year there are several players who have suffered this serious knee injury. Gavi, Courtois y Neymar They have been the most recent in a long list of players affected by the crusaders. FC Barcelona announced this Monday that Gavi suffers “a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and an injury associated with the meniscus”. Gavi will have to undergo surgery and will probably miss the entire season.
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In the case of the goalkeeper Real Madrid, Thibaut Courtois, left Real Madrid training in tears at the beginning of the season after a bad gesture. A torn knee ligament was confirmed. This It will force the goalkeeper to stop for at least 6 months.
In the 22/23 season, a total of thirteen injuries occurred in the First Division: Enes Ünal (Getafe), Gori (Espanyol), Jaume Domenech (Valencia), Sadiq (Real Sociedad), Anuar (Valladolid), Zaldua (Cádiz), Coquelin (Villarreal), Reinildo (Atlético), Fekir (Betis), Bryan Ocampo (Cádiz), Brasanac (Osasuna), Toni Villa (Girona), Svidersky (Almería).
This season, the injury is once again common among players in the league. There are already 5 in the 23/24 season: Gavi, David Silva, Thibaut Courtois, Joel Roca and Militao, Therefore, the possibility of overcoming last season’s injuries is greater.
Camavinga He also injured his knee during the break. But in your case, His injury is less than that of the crusaders. The Frenchman was diagnosed with torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee. At first, there was talk of a sprained knee, but in the end the injury was more serious and Camavinga will be out for several months.
Neymar JR, one more ‘victim’
The Brazilian footballer will miss the entire season after being injured in a clash with De La Cruz in the last minutes of the first half against Uruguay. He 10 of the Canarinha He quickly reached for the inside of his knee and the worst omens were confirmed when Diniz immediately called Richarlison.
The medical tests “NEYMAR ” underwent, confirmed the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Meniscus tear injury in his knee, he will be going through surgery and then a treatment program that will be determined later..
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Neymar will have to go through operating roomwhich will keep him off the playing fields between six and eight months about, saying goodbye to the season.
The America Cup Next summer will be his big goal, although the deadlines at first glance are not very hopeful for both the player and the ‘canarinha’.
Why is it so common among footballers?
He cruciate ligament anterior plays a vital role in maintaining the stability of the knee, preserving the integrity of both the menisci and the articular cartilage. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries result from a blow or simply from studs stuck in the grass.
There are influencing factors, such as anatomical variables, the hormonal component or fatigue, that may be behind all of this. The large sum of minutes throughout the season seriously affects the knee. Dr. Rafel González-Adrio, specialist in Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery at the Quirón Teknon Hospital, explains to us that surgical reconstruction is recommended for the majority of young and athletic patients.given that There is a very high probability of suffering secondary injuries due to abnormal mobility of the knee without ACL in patients who continue practicing sports activities in which there is rotation of the knee.
The goalkeepers, the ones who suffer the most
Cases like that of Sergio Asenjo, Victor Valdés, in addition to the recent Thibaut Courtois, They confirm the evidence of the danger to which goalkeepers are subjected due to what the knee does.
Sergio Asenjo is one of the most recognized cases, because he has suffered this injury 4 times, 3 in the right knee and 1 in the left. The exporter of Barça, Victor Valdes He also broke his cruciate in his last season at the Barça club, against Celta. As a result of the injury, he lost 2014 World Cup. His injury marked a turning point in his sporting career.
Shorter and condensed seasons, with congestion of matches, further contribute to the problem of cruciate injuries, which is very present in players today.