Raphael Varane could be set to entering the operation room once again to treat his knee problems. The Frenchman had surgery at the end of last season and made his return in October.
However, he’s suffered knee inflammation after several games, and Los Blancos doctors have decided to rest him at least until January.
Carlo Ancelotti told the press a few days ago that Varane wouldn’t need more surgery. “He just needs to rest,” the Italian stated.
Nevertheless, after three weeks resting, the injury is not improving as doctors expected, and Varane’s options to go under the knife for a second time are increasing.
Spanish sports TV show Punto Pelota claimed yesterday there is an intense debate among the club and Varane’s advisors. While Real Madrid doctors prefer a conservative treatment, the Frenchman’s close people are urging Los Blancos to opt for the surgery, so Varane can be perfectly fit to play the World Cup next summer.
According to digital newspaper ElConfidencial.com Varane would just need an arthroscopy to clean his knee, and he would be ready to make a return in less than two months. Thus, if he was to enter the operation room now, he would be back to playing by February.
Real Madrid are treating this problem very carefully, since they see Varane as a centre-back for the future, and a cartilage injury like this one could end any player’s career.
In the next few days the club doctors and technical staff are expected to make a final decision. If the 21-year-old’s knee doesn’t get better, surgery will be the most probable choice.