Gonzalo Higuain is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing a injury in Chicago and although it was reported that the Argentinean can return in 4 months, it will be a year before he is back to full fitness.
“The operation lasted one hour and 15 minutes. It was a two-inch incision and it was all cut. He can begin to start stretching in a week and running in two or three. The operation went very well and the recovery time is four months, but to recover 100% it will take a year. Once you have a back problem, sometimes you have pain and others do not. I don’t see any complications for him. Many football players and basketball have returned to playing at 100%. He waited the appropriate amount of time because not everyone that has this injury requires an operation. You have to give it a period of time, which can be anywhere from six weeks to three months. It was a normal amount of time.” Said surgeon Richard Fessler.
Although the news of the Higuain injury may come as a blow to Real Madrid, after their performance against Villarreal, Los Blanco’s definitely look like a squad that can finish ahead of rivals Barcelona. However, you also have to wonder if Higuain will really be the same player for Madrid as he was before the injury.
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