Injury heartbreak: Nabil Fekir will be out for the rest of the season. The Real Betis player sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL) to his left knee during last Friday’s La Liga clash with Elche FC.
The 2018 World Cup winner has played in southern Spain since 2019, where he has accrued a total of 20 goals and 24 assists across 114 appearances. His injury comes at a frustrating moment in the season for Betis, who are currently fifth in the league with a Europa League clash at Manchester United on the horizon. The Red Devils already have plenty of experience in Spain this season, having played against Real Sociedad in the competition’s group stage. Last week, they knocked out Barcelona in the play-off round. Fekir’s absence will be a huge blow for Los Verdiblancos.
The 29-year-old is no stranger to ACL injuries. In 2015, he suffered the same injury to the right knee when he was playing at Olympique Lyonnais. Fekir will undergo surgery in the coming days.
GFFN | Brendan Cox