Colombian may miss World Cup.
Ligue 1 giants Monaco have confirmed that star striker Radamel Falcao will face surgery for an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament and is expected to be missing from action for up to six months, according to Inside Futbol.
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The Colombian international striker sustained the injury against Chasselay Monts in the French Cup on Wednesday evening and was carried off on a stretcher before half time.
He managed to bag an early goal for the title contenders before the injury occurred, but it was scant consolation for coach Claudio Ranieri, who could not help but bemoan the officiating of the match.
“After the injury on Wednesday, medical examinations have been conducted on Radamel Falcao”, a Monaco statement read.
“It appears that the player has an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
“Surgery is needed in the coming days.
“Therefore, doctors will do everything possible to help Radamel Falcao recover as soon as possible.”
The news will come as a blow to Monaco, who had been trying to keep up the pace with Paris Saint Germain at the top of the French league table, but furthermore it will be a heavy blow to Colombia as the injury may rule him out of the World Cup entirely.
The tournament this year will be Colombia’s first appearance at the finals since 1998.
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