Monday May 5 2014
Vidal reports ‘true’

The doctor of the Chilean national team has confirmed that reports Juventus' Arturo Vidal is considering having surgery are true.

The midfielder has been carrying a meniscus problem and is said to want to be rid of it by the start of the World Cup.

Now, with the Old Lady having clinched the Scudetto but having been eliminated from the Europa League, Doctor Carcuro says a final decision regarding the problem will be made tomorrow.

“The news is true,” Carcuro is quoted as saying by CalcioNews24. “The way things have unfolded has not been as good as we anticipated.

“On Tuesday his condition will be assessed once more, then we will make a final decision on what course of action to take.

“The problem is complex as it’s a strong aggravation to his knee. It is a meniscal injury.

“Because of this we cannot make a decision lightly. We have to manage the situation well.

“His recovery has not been positive and the fact he played for 70 minutes the other day has not helped.

“The World Cup? I am not sure he will be at 100 per cent for the first match, but he is not at risk of missing the tournament.

“We need to see how the situation develops after the operation.”