Hamburg’s Nicolai Muller couldn’t have requested for a greater begin to his Bundesliga season when a cross from a teammate sailed over everybody to the far facet of the field, the place the German winger was patiently ready. Muller snuck his shot in on the close to put up, and instantly flung his arms up within the air in celebration.
After which issues went terribly, terribly improper.
Muller went right into a spinning, flailing, twisting routine as he ran towards the nook flag. However when he landed one in all his leaps, he crumpled to the turf, clutching his proper knee. Lower than 24 hours later, the harm was recognized as a torn ACL.
Muller’s teammates initially started to hug him on the bottom earlier than they realized he was in ache. He was handled by trainers off to the facet of the sphere the place he went down whereas play resumed. He was in a position to put weight on his proper leg, and walked again onto the pitch, however was subbed off 5 minutes later.
The ACL tear would require surgical procedure, and can rule Muller out for round seven months. It’s going to seemingly price him most of his season.
It’s definitely an embarrassing option to get injured, particularly for a participant of Muller’s expertise and stature, and he’ll seemingly be ridiculed for the character of it. But it surely’s an harm nonetheless, and actually unhappy to see, particularly on the opening weekend of the season. Right here’s hoping Muller makes a speedy and full restoration.