Aspetar helps Qatari league players get back from injury
Aspetar, the orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, has helped several players return to action in the Qatar Stars League, which resumed in July.
When the Qatar Stars League resumed on 24 July, many footballers returned to action after having recovered from injuries during the five months that the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. A number of them were treated at Aspetar, the orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital located in Doha.
Al-Sadd skipper Al-Haydos returns
Al-Sadd SC captain Hassan Al-Haydos, who suffered an injury during an AFC Champions League game in February, underwent treatment at Aspetar. Now fully fit again, he returned to the pitch and scored his side’s winning goal against Al-Ahly in the most recent round of league games. The victory saw Xavi Hernández’s side pick up three points which boosted their chances of catching up with second-placed Al-Rayyan.
Meanwhile, Al-Sadd team-mates Salem Al-Hajri and Ali Assad are both nearing the end of their recovery from Achilles tendon injuries at Aspetar. Both players underwent their rehabilitation as part of an intense treatment programme designed by the hospital’s experts.
Al-Rayyan's Alaa and Al-Arabi pair recover at Aspetar
Right-back Mohamed Alaa has returned to the ranks at Al-Rayyan after spending almost six months on the sidelines. Thanks to Xavi's help, he was able to undergo urgent cartilage surgery in Spain then begin a process of rehabilitation at Aspetar. In week 20 of the Qatar Stars League on Thursday, Alaa came on as a second-half substitute against Al-Sailiya SC.
Elsewhere, Icelandic player Aron Gunnarsson was back for Al-Arabi SC when the Qatari league returned after recovering at Aspetar, as was Musab Khoder.