Real Madrid striker Jese Rodriguez will begin the long road to recovery after successfully undergoing a knee operation in Germany.
The 21-year-old suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Los Blancos’ Champions League match against Schalke on Tuesday night. The incident occurred in just the 2nd minute, and although he tried to carry on, he was substituted after seven minutes.
The Spain Under-21 forward, who had enjoyed a fine season until the injury, travelled to Germany on Wednesday and underwent surgery on Thursday morning.
The operation was carried out by Dr. Ulrich Boenisch, the same doctor who operated on midfielder Sami Khedira when he suffered a similar injury while on international duty back in November.
Although not having spoken publicly about the incident on Tuesday, Jese is believed to be angry with Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac, who made the challenge on the young striker in which he picked up the injury.
Jese, who scored eight goals in 31 appearances for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, is expected to be out for six months while he recovers.