Atletico and Croatia wing-back Sime Vrsaljko underwent surgery on his left knee this Friday to “remove scar tissue”, according to a statement from the Madrid club.
It went as planned, according to the club, and is part of the recovery process for his knee that he first injured at the start of 2019 when he was playing for Inter Milan and then again in May of this year, leaving behind some scar tissue.
Sime @Vrsaljko fue sometido a una resección artroscópica de plica cicatricial en la rodilla izquierda. El croata comenzará de inmediato este mismo viernes la fase de recuperación con tratamiento de fisioterapia y sesiones de readaptación.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) October 9, 2020
Vrsaljko, who hasn’t been able to be a part of any of the first three squads this season due to the pain in his knee, will start his recovery “this Friday with physio and rehabilitation sessions”, according to the club doctor on Atletico’s website.