Atlético de Madrid midfielder Thomas Lemar, injured during Saturday’s EA Sports LaLiga match against Valencia at Mestalla (3-0), underwent surgery this Monday to rupture his right Achilles tendon, the red and white club has confirmed.

“Thomas Lemar underwent surgery this Monday, September 18, for the rupture of his right Achilles tendon that occurred in the match played in Mestalla against Valencia CF. The report offered by the club’s medical services indicates that the surgical intervention has passed without incident. and as planned. The rehabilitation and functional readaptation process will begin shortly,” said the mattress entity.

The Frenchman, who had started at Mestalla, suffered the mishap in the final stretch of the first 45 minutes and had to give up his place on the field to Javi Galán. Now, Lemar will face a recovery of several months that could even cause him to miss the remainder of the season.