Now that the La Liga season has come to a close, it is time for the players and coaches to take some time off and rest. For some, this means taking vacations and not thinking about football, while for others it is a time to train and work on strengthening for the next season. Unfortunately, for others it is a time to correct physical problems that has been nagging for some time. Raul Garcia is one of those facing the latter.
According to a report from El Desmarque Bizkaia, the midfielder is scheduled to undergo minimally invade surgery on Wednesday to correct an issue that he has been having with one of the toes on his right foot.
In retrospect, this isn’t a serious or problematic surgery at all and his recovery should be very quick. The only concern is just how quickly he will be able to return. If Barcelona wins the Copa del Rey this weekend, the Lions will play their first Europa League qualifying match on 27 July and, hopefully, Garcia will be fully recovered and able to play then. Those close to the situation are not concerned in the least about his availability when the season kicks off.
Raul Garcia has been one of the most important players for Athletic since joining the club in 2015. This second he was the team’s second leading scorer with 14 goals in 47 matches. The midfielder that Athletic fans call “Rulo” will turn 31 in July, but he still has plenty of football left and wants to help the Basques lift a trophy in the upcoming season.
Updated: Athletic Club announced late on Wednesday that Raul Garcia’s operation went well and without any complications. He has already been discharged from the hospital.