Aritz Aduriz Avoids Serious Knee Injury, Diagnosed With A Deep Bruise
There was major concern when Aritz Aduriz collided with Sevilla defender Amadou during Thursday night’s Copa del Rey match at the San Mamés. The striker grasped at his right knee and seemed to be in serious pain as the medical rushed out to check on him. Aduriz would eventually return to the game but wouldn’t last long as he fell back down after scoring a goal that VAR would soon overturn.
After the game the club announced that he had suffered a contusion, or bruise, on the side of his right knee. It was the best possible news but until more tests were performed there was always going to be worry about a more serious issue. Aduriz underwent an MRI on Friday, along with other scans, and Athletic announced later in the evening that the diagnosis is a deep bruise at the head of his fibula which is a very painful area.
The good news is that Aduriz has avoided any serious knee injury. His availability will now depend on how quickly his body can recover, especially pain management, which means there is a chance that he could be available for Sunday’s game at the San Mamés. It’s still unlikely that he will actually be cleared to play against Sevilla, but the fact that Aduriz only has a bruised knee is a big deal for the player, the team, and the club with important games ahead.