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Real Madrid confirm Asensio fears after knee ligament damage

Real Madrid confirm Asensio fears after knee ligament damage

Real Madrid have confirmed that forward Marco Asensio has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his knee.

During the pre-season friendly with Premier League side Arsenal on Tuesday evening, Asensio was forced off on a stretcher and the Spanish capital club confirmed just hours after the game that the former Mallorca man had torn his ligament and meniscus in his knee.

The Spanish international could now miss the whole of the upcoming La Liga campaign, giving boss Zinedine Zidane a potential headache.

Diario AS claim that Asensio will miss between six and nine months of action, whilst Madrid based Marca believe his season could be over.

“We are worried, it is the knee,” Zinedine Zidane explained in his post-match press conference.

“He has gone directly to the hospital to do tests. But it looks bad and this is the worst part of the day for us. We are affected by this.”

Los Blancos did find themselves 2-0 down after the first half against Arsenal thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, a turn around in fortunes saw Gareth Bale net, before Asensio would score before leaving the field.

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