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Kepa could need operation and be out injured for three months

The Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper went through a medical on Thursday with Real Madrid and an injury was detected. This has put his transfer, for the moment, on hold.

Kepa could need operation and be out injured for three months

Kepa Arrizabalaga, the Athletico Bilbao goalkeeper, may have to be operated on due to an injury to the second metatarsal of his right foot, and this would likely keep up out of action on March. This is the report coming from Spanish radio, Onda Cero.

Madrid medics detect injury

The young goalkeeper was examined by Real Madrid's medical team last Thursday and the reports state that this was their conclusion. This discovery has slowed the rapidly advancing transfer of the player to the Spanish capital and makes the move more likely to be completed in the summer.

Kepa's Madrid transfer sliding towards the summer.
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Kepa's Madrid transfer sliding towards the summer.JUAN FLORDIARIO AS

Kepa's World Cup ambitions

According to the story, Kepa is not keen to go through with the surgery and instead would prefer to receive treatment on his foot, allowing him to recover in time for the World Cup. Spanish national team coach Julen Lopetegui has already make it clear that if he has any chance of making the squad he will need to be playing regular football.


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