Oscar De Marcos Will Undergo Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery On Friday
Over the last few years ankle injuries have been a real problem for Oscar De Marcos. The 30-year-old has missed extended time on multiple occasions and this season he’s dealt with the issue on three separate instances. De Marcos has featured in just 4 games since the campaign began in September and has been sidelined since early November with no signs of improvement.
Due to the ongoing injury, De Marcos was seen by an ankle specialist in Madrid on Thursday to assess the damage to the deltoid ligament which has plagued him since 2017. Because of what was found during the consultation, De Marcos will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle this Friday at the Clínica Ruber Internacional de Madrid.
The procedure will be performed by doctors Pedro Luis Ripolli and Mariano de Prado who have treated numerous professional athletes for ligament, joint, and fracture injuries in their combined 30 years of experience. If there are no issues with the minimally invasive surgery, De Marcos will be discharged after 24 hours. The recovery time for this particular operation will be roughly three months.
While the estimated recovery time for this operation is three months, De Marcos could return to training in approximately 10 weeks if the recovery goes very well. For now, the versatile veteran will be expected to rejoin his teammates in early April and could be back in time for the Copa del Rey final on 18 April if the Lions advance that far.
Regardless of how long he will be out of action, Oscar De Marcos has been frustrated by the ongoing ankle injury and the hope is that this surgery will repair the problem and allow him to make a full recovery and return to the field.