Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Lemar will have surgery after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon during the team’s 3-0 loss to Valencia, according to the LaLiga club. Lemar, 27, was carried off the pitch on a stretcher. The club’s medical services conducted tests on the French player and confirmed the injury, stating that he will need surgery. Atletico Madrid sent their well wishes to Lemar for a speedy recovery. Diego Simeone’s team, currently in seventh place in LaLiga with seven points from four matches, will face Lazio in their Champions League opener on Tuesday and then host Real Madrid in the league on September 24. The article was reported by Pearl Josephine Nazare in Bengaluru and edited by Peter Rutherford. The article adheres to the Thomson RushHourDaily Trust Principles.
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