Courteous, the sad words


By: Manu Tournoux

Thibaut Courtois relapsed with a new knee injury, which occurred on Tuesday. The Real Madrid goalkeeper has broken his silence.

The disasters are piling up for Thibaut Courtois. After a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at the start of the season, the goalkeeper suffered this Tuesday from a tear in the internal meniscus of his left knee. A hard blow occurred while the Real Madrid goalkeeper was in training. Enough to bring an early end to its dark season. A few hours after the news was made official, the Belgian reacted.

On his social networks, the former Chelsea FC goalkeeper posted a message with sad words, but also a note of hope. “ Thank you all for your messages. I am sad because of this injury which is only a small setback before I come back stronger. Feeling your support makes me feel much better. » If the initial diagnosis is confirmed, Thibaut Courtois will have to return to billiards.

Extended interim for Lunin

Once operated, the thirty-one-year-old goalkeeper will have to follow a rest period of six to seven weeks. Enough to draw a line under the current season and on Euro 2024 for which he had already withdrawn since his injury last August. Since he has been on the flank, Real Madrid have called on Kepa Arrizabalaga to replace him, but it was ultimately the number two already at the club, Andriy Lunin, who convinced Carlo Ancelotti.

When he returns to the field, Thibaut Courtois will have spent practically a year without playing. He won't have much of the summer to get back into shape, hoping to find his place in front of the Madrid cage. As long as his body leaves him alone for good.

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