Eder Militao’s ACL Tear Adds to Real Madrid’s Injury Woes

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Real Madrid defender Eder Militao is facing a significant period on the sidelines after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

The 25-year-old Brazilian international suffered the injury during Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the opening match of the 2023-24 La Liga season.

Eder Militao was forced to leave the pitch early in the second half due to the injury. Subsequent medical tests confirmed the tear in his ACL. He will now undergo surgery in the coming days, which will likely result in a lengthy period of rehabilitation and recovery.

This injury comes as a major blow to Real Madrid, as they are already dealing with the absence of their first-choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, who is also recovering from an ACL injury. The loss of key players early in the season puts additional pressure on Real Madrid’s squad depth and their ability to maintain a strong performance in both domestic and international competitions.

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Eder Militao has been an integral part of Real Madrid’s defense since his arrival from Porto in 2019. He has made over 140 appearances for the club and has contributed to their success in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti expressed his concerns about the injury after the match and praised the team’s defensive performance in their victory. The injury to Militao leaves Ancelotti with limited options in the central defense position, highlighting the need for potential reinforcements before the transfer window closes.

Real Madrid’s next fixture is against Almeria on August 19, and they will have to navigate these challenges as they aim to compete on multiple fronts this season.

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