Arsenal and Chelsea target Sami Khedira is facing a spell on the sidelines…
Real Madrid have confirmed via their official website that German midfielder Sami Khedira has been ruled out for six weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
The World Cup winner, who is in the final year of his contract with the Spanish giants, was heavily linked with moves to Arsenal and Chelsea this summer, but eventually ended up staying put after Xabi Alonso joined Bayern Munich.
Los Blancos announced: “Sami Khedira, who is currently out injured with a left hamstring problem, has undergone an arthroscopic revision on his left knee. The procedure went successfully and was conducted by Dr. Ulrich Boenisch at the Hessingpark Clinic in Augsburg with the supervision of Dr. Jesús Olmo. The player will continue to be treated by the Sanitas Real Madrid Medical Services in the next few days.”
Khedira has somewhat struggled with injuries in recent times, having also been forced to sit out the World Cup final against Argentina earlier this year. Ironically, the issue is now with left knee, rather than his right, which kept him out for much of last season.
Marca have confirmed that Khedira’s latest operation was successful and that the midfielder will be out of action for six weeks. The first game he’ll miss will be the Madrid derby which takes place this weekend.