New York City FC announced on Tuesday that its iconic Argentine midfielder Maxi Moralez, will miss the remainder of the 2023 season after suffering one of the most serious injuries that exists in football: a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the right knee.
The New York group issued a statement in which it informed that Moralez will undergo surgery to repair the affected area in the coming weeks and later start the rehabilitation process that has an estimated recovery time of between six and eight months.
For his part, the sports director of the ‘Citizens’, David Lee regretted what will be a prolonged absence for the 36-year-old midfielder and wished him success in the surgical intervention to be held at the Montefiore Einstein Medical Center in New York over the next few weeks.
“On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to wish Maxi all the best for the surgery. and their recovery,” said the manager.
He also acknowledged that Moralez has been a key factor in the team’s improvement since he returned a month ago after spending half a season at Racing de Avellaneda in his native Argentina.
“Maxi has had an immediate impact on the team since he returned, and we are deeply disappointed to lose a player of his caliber so late in the season while we fight to reach the playoffs,” he said.
“We all know what Maxi means to NYCFC and our fans, his presence will be missed both on and off the field. We will give Maxi all the support he needs during his recovery to help him return as quickly and safely as possible.”, Lee sentenced.
Maxi Moralez injury
Maxi Moralez comes from playing the 90 minutes of the match in which NYCFC drew 1-1 on Saturday against Vancouver, however, the player himself surprised the club’s fans after reporting on his Instagram account that he had been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right kneeso it will be out of action until mid-2024.
“Hello sky family. Unfortunately they gave me the worst news, the one you never want to hear. I will have to operate on my knee: the results were torn ligaments (cruciate) and menisci. Undoubtedly, I am sad but with a lot of strength to undertake this hard moment and recover as soon as possible.“, wrote.
“Relying on my loved ones and with the support of you, who are going to be a fundamental pillar in these long months that await me. From now on, focusing on the goal. My goal is to come back stronger than ever. I will be supporting from another place to achieve our goals. Thank you very much, I love you. @nycfc.” sentenced the player of the ‘Celeste’ team.
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