Gorka Guruzeta Undergoes Successful ACL Surgery

Gorka Guruzeta

Gorka Guruzeta scored his debut goal earlier this season against Sevilla (AS)

Gorka Guruzeta’s season was cut short a few weeks ago when the striker suffered a torn ACL in a loss to Sporting. As had been the case of late, Guruzeta was competing with Bilbao Athletic due to limited chances with the first team. He was expected to go on loan in the summer but will now have to wait until his recovery is finished.

Guruzeta was scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday morning that the club has announced that the procedure was completed with success and without any complications. As long as everything continues to go well, he will be released from the hospital on Thursday. The recovery process will then begin for the 22-year-old who could return sometime before Christmas. Once that happens, Guruzeta could look to leave on loan in order to play regular minutes and fight for his place in the Athletic first team.

ACL injuries have certainly been an issue for Athletic this season. Guruzeta is the latest player to have suffered the dreadful injury while Oihan Sancet and Iñigo Baqué did so earlier this year. Since then, Sancet and Baqué have made full recoveries and returned to the field within the expected time frame. Athletic are hoping for another successful recovery for Gorka Guruzeta.

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