Sandro reveals extent of injury [photo]

As it was revealed that Tottenham’s Sandro would miss the rest of the season with the knee injury he suffered when he landed awkwardly against QPR last weekend, the midfielder tweeted a photograph of his knee showing the scar following the operation.

Sandro ruled out for season and tweets picture of post-operation leg - Mail Online

Sandro said

I’ve already overcome many obstacles…This is just one more.

Andre Villa Boas said about the injury

The player is going to be out for the rest of the season.

With any injury like that you’re looking at around six months.

Initial reports had stated that Sandro could be out for up to four months as it was hoped that he hadn’t suffered a complete tear to his anterior cruciate ligament but it was discovered that not only was it a complete tear but that he had damaged his lateral meniscus too.

Zoltan Gera suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament which will rule him out for the rest of the season.
Sandro suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and damaged lateral meniscus which will rule him out for the rest of the season.

The menisci in the knee are cartilage tissue that help to absorb shock to protect the knee joint from damage and most problems in this area are caused by tears.  The most common way that a meniscus can be torn is by twisting the knee forcefully which results in swelling, pain and knee lock.  While some tears can heal by themselves, operations which trim, fix or even remove the meniscus are often advised.

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Lee Hurley

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  • YID_1978

    The meniscus tear isn’t an issue cmpared to the ACL. I have torn mine in the past and after an operation was back light running and training after 6 weeks. By the tme Sandro can start trainin after the ACL has sufficiently recovered his meniscus will already be ready to take any physio/training he will do to help the ACL injury. COYS and come bac stronger Sandro!!!

  • egg

    torn mine in my case I was out for 8 months

  • just goes to show how precarious the fitness of players is, sandro is a beast, one minutes hes flying, next after a seemingley innoculous challenge hes ripped his ACL in two , and done his menscious(sic) thang as well!!! , so sad, come back soon beast, miss you already, just hope scotty is up to the task

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