Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo was injured against Vasco de Gama. Palmeiras have confirmed that he fractured his ankle, will undergo surgery, and miss three to four months.
Bad news for Palmeiras and Felipe Melo. The game against Vasco de Gama saw the midfielder injured his knee, and now he needs surgery.
Felipe Melo went down injured in the game against Vasco da Gama, when Neto Borges challenged him and caught his left leg, fracturing his ankle.
O meio-campista Felipe Melo teve constatada uma fratura no tornozelo esquerdo e passará por cirurgia nesta segunda-feira. A recuperação se estenderá de três a quatro meses. Boa recuperação, capitão!#ForçaFelipeMelo pic.twitter.com/Uc08allN9n
— SE Palmeiras (de 😷) (@Palmeiras) November 9, 2020
Palmeiras had already made five substitutes, meaning that they had to play the final nine minutes a player down. They ground out a result but paid the price for it.
Melo fractured his ankle and will go under the knife on Monday evening. Palmeiras have announced that he faces three to four months out of action, not returning until 2021.