Real Madrid’s Kaká out for up to four months after knee op

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
kaka(Photo: Filipe Fortes)


Real Madrid playmaker Kaká will be out of action for “three to four months” after undergoing knee surgery in Belgium.

The 28-year-old brought the injury to the Real medical team’s attention during a routine check-up following his return to the Spanish club. Furthers tests then revealed the Brazilian required arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus injury.

“The operation performed on the left knee of Real Madrid’s Kaka by Dr. Marc Martens at Antwerp’s AZ Monica Hospital was a success,” read a statement on Real Madrid’s official website.

“The arthroscopic surgery confirmed an injury to the left meniscus with minimal inflammation of the cartilage.

“The player is expected to miss three to four months.”

It will be a big blow to the Brazilian international who would have been eager to impress following the arrival of the new Real Madrid manager José Mourinho.

The Portuguese coach is vociferous supporter of Kaká following several attempts to lure the 28-year-old to Stamford Bridge during his spell at Chelsea.

But Mourinho insists Real will be able to cope without the former AC Milan star for the start of the new season.

“If we have to lose him for a while, it won’t be a drama – we have other players,” he said. “But we want him to be at 100 per cent so he is happy. He is a player who is much loved by his team-mates – he is one of the best players in the world.”

Kaká joined Real Madrid in a €68 million transfer from AC Milan in June 2009. The former São Paulo star was hampered by injury and struggled to find form in his first season at the Bernabéu, making just 22 appearances in La Liga with a modest return of eight goals.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Wimbledon 2018
The Sport Review
Wimbledon 2018: Novak Djokovic wins his fourth against Anderson – but No13 is extra special
The Sport Review
10 goalkeepers Liverpool FC could sign in summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Arsenal transfers: 10 targets Gunners could sign for defence in summer
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning house in Madrid
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
10 players Chelsea could sign in the 2018 summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Unai Emery: What I really think about Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal
The Sport Review
Igor Biscan makes prediction about Mo Salah at Liverpool FC
The Sport Review
Gareth Bale breaks silence on his future amid Man United talk