Buenos Aires, Feb 1 (IANS) Former Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago has suffered a new injury setback while playing for Argentinian first division club Velez Sarsfield.

The 33-year-old limped off in the 69th minute of Velez’s 1-1 home draw with Aldosivi with pain in his right knee, reports Xinhua news agency.

Late on Friday, scans showed he suffered a “strain with partial tear” of the surgical tissue graft used for reconstructive surgery on the same knee in 2017.

“We will await his progress to decide upon the treatment,” Velez said in a brief statement published on social media on Friday.

Injuries have taken a punishing toll on Gago’s career. In the past five years he has suffered three Achilles tendon tears plus a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.

The playmaker has been capped 61 times for Argentina and was a part of the Albiceleste team that finished runners-up to Germany at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

–IANS

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