End of career for Mouctar Diakhaby?

The doctor gave a very worrying diagnosis regarding Mouctar Diakhaby, the victim of a serious knee injury against Real Madrid last weekend.

That picture gives you goosebumps. During Valencia's 2-2 draw with Real Madrid on Saturday night in La Liga, Mouctar Diakhaby was seriously injured after an inadvertent contact with Aurélien Tchouaméni, which resulted in a dislocated knee and a possible rupture of several ligaments.

If the end of the season is already over for the 27-year-old defender, one day he may not even be able to play football anymore, according to doctor Enrique Gastaldi. “It's the worst knee injury you can suffer,” he told Cadena Ser.

“The first thing to look for is to be able to walk”

“The first thing to pay attention to is that he can walk,” the doctor continued. Injuries must be thoroughly studied and quantified. It is necessary to see which ligaments are affected and ensure that there are no subsequent complications. When the knee dislocates, the bone moves out of place. This means tearing the ligaments. Once they are ruptured, the possibility of vascular injury must be ruled out because when the bone comes out it can tear the popliteal artery. »

On Monday, Mouctar Diakhaby gave his news on X (formerly Twitter). “I would like to thank you all for the many messages of support I received yesterday after the game against Real, it touches me and gives me strength during this ordealhe wrote. I would especially like to thank my club, as well as all the medical staff who took care of me in the hospital very quickly and kindly and compassionately. Injuries are unfortunately a part of the game and sport at a high level. The fight will be long, but I am ready for it and I will do my best to return to the field as soon as possible and even stronger. »

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