Real Madrid have confirmed Marco Asensio suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in their International Champions Cup clash with Arsenal.
The 23-year-old was taken to hospital for a checkup after being stretchered off the field during the pre-season clash in Maryland on Wednesday.
Asensio’s foot seemed to get caught in the turf as he tussled for possession with Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang around the 60-minute mark before he fell to the ground clutching his knee in agony.
Madrid have now confirmed the full extent of the damage, with an ACL injury set to sideline the Spain international for a number of months.
The club has released an official statement on their website, which reads: “After the tests performed on our player Marco Asensio by the Real Madrid Medical Services he has been diagnosed with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the external meniscus of his left knee.
“The player will be surgically operated in the next few days.”
Asensio was visibly distressed while being attended to by Madrid’s medical staff, banging the ground with his fists before covering his face to try and hide his frustration.
Zidane admitted post-match that the injury was “worrisome” and he could now be without a key performer for a large portion of the 2019-20 campaign.