Arias fears come true: Leverkusen confirms long absence after horror injury

A blow to Santiago Arias: Bayer Leverkusen announces that the right back will probably be sidelined for six months. He sustained a horror injury in Colombia’s World Cup qualifying match against Venezuela on Friday.

According to Leverkusen, the former PSV player has broken his left fibula due to the charge of Darwin Machís. He also sustained damage to his anklets. Arias is expected to return to Spain next week, where he will undergo surgery by a specialist working with Atlético Madrid.

The Spanish top club rented the 28-year-old fullback to Leverkusen at the end of September, with a mandatory option to buy. “We are very sorry that he suffered this terrible injury. It affects us all. Santiago is a great person and came to us with great ambitions. This is a heavy blow for him,” said Simon Rolfes of the German club.

“I can’t describe how I feel”, Arias responds. “I would be lying if I say I’m fine, but I don’t want to say the opposite either. I’m sad about the situation. This is an ordeal that I have to endure and that will make me stronger. I will work hard to make it so soon. possible to return. “

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