“Savage injury”, the career of a former OL player was threatened…

This weekend, the match between Valencia FC and Real Madrid was the scene of a very serious injury for the former Ligue 1 player. To the extent that the latter saw his career take on dotted lines.

The La Liga match between Valencia and Real Madrid was much talked about due to referee Gil Manzano's eccentric decision to blow the final whistle seconds before the Merengues scored the winning goal, which was disallowed as a result. However, the striking image of this match was unfortunately a very serious injury to Mouctar Diakhaby.

The victim of a horrific shock to his knee after Aurélien Tchouaméni inadvertently fell on him, the former Lyon player would suffer one of the worst injuries for a footballer. “The dislocation took away the anterior cruciate ligament and the posterior cruciate ligament. This is a very rare injury. It is the most serious knee injury a football player can have. He probably tore four or five ligaments. It's a brutal injury,” explained Enrique Gastaldi, a well-known orthopedic surgeon, to SER radio.

“Serious risk that you will no longer be able to play football”

The doctor even fears that the Valencia defender's career is already over. “With this type of injury, the first thing I have to check is whether the patient can walk and whether there are any more problems”, he confided to us afterwards. We are not talking about an interruption of work shorter than 9 or 12 months. With this type of injury, there is no need to give a time limit. And one or two operations may be required. Unfortunately, this is a very serious injury and therefore there is a serious risk of not being able to play football again, as they usually damage the cartilage, which is a structure that does not regenerate.

Carlo Ancelotti: “We spoke to Diakhaby, we are very sorry for what happened, I think he will come back well and we wish him the best.” 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/OrNVo607B5

— Madridistas Del Mundo (@MadridistasDM) March 5, 2024

At the same time, Tchouaméni apologized on social networks. At the age of 27, Mouctar Diakhaby joined FC Valence in 2018.

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