The marathon to return to the pitch starts today for Sime Vrsaljko. After the story published last week by the Gazzetta dello Sport, Atletico Madrid have confirmed it on social media that the Croatian defender had knee surgery on Wednesday.

“Sime Vrsaljko underwent left knee surgery on Wednesday that will force him to stay off the pitch for a long period. Dr. Villaron, club’s medical representative, attended the operation that the fullback had in Belgium. The player will now start his recovery under supervision of our medical staff. We want to send all of our support to the Croatian in his recovery and we wish him to get back on the pitch as soon as possible.”

Source: Atletico Madrid Twitter

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