Real Madrid fans have responded online to the news that Turkish forward Arda Guler has suffered another injury.
Arda Guler joined the Santiago Bernabeu from Fenerbahce for €20 million in the summer. The 18-year-old is yet to make his competitive debut for Los Blancos due to a meniscus injury sustained during pre-season.
He had a relapse when he was recovering from the injuries that required surgery. Guler has damaged his left rectus femoris muscle, according to Real Madrid’s website on Tuesday (September 26). According to the club’s statement:
“After the tests carried out on our player Arda Guler by Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with an injury to the left rectus femoris muscle. His progress will be monitored.”
According to ESPN, the player could be out for three weeks, and his current injury is a direct result of the club attempting to hasten his comeback.
Guler’s recent setback has disappointed fans, with one speculating that he may be the next Eden Hazard, who had an injury-plagued four-year tenure at the club:
“They called him the next Hazard.”
Another one tweeted:
“This is a curse. You can’t convince me otherwise.”
Guler, widely regarded as a generational potential, rose through the Fenerbahce levels, recording nine goals and 12 assists in 51 games across tournaments.
Carlo Ancelotti stated in his pre-match news conference ahead of Wednesday’s (September 27) La Liga encounter against Las Palmas that Arda Guler was ready to play.
According to ESPN, the Real Madrid manager stated that Guler has pleased him with his ‘exceptional’ skill and has recovered. However, Ancelotti emphasized that the player is out of shape, saying:
“Guler has recovered well. He’s lacking conditioning and minutes, and that’s normal, he has to get used to the team’s play and his teammates. What he’s shown in the short time he’s with us is that he’s a great talent, he has extraordinary talent.”
However, Madrid disclosed the player’s latest injury just hours afterward. This postpones his eagerly anticipated debut until at least next month, potentially after the international break.