CONFIRMED: The extent of Asensio's injury revealed

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 24/07/2019

Real Madrid has confirmed the extent of Marcos Asensio injury after the attacking midfielder damaged his ACL during the clash against Arsenal in the International Champions Cup in the USA.

Asensio will miss will sideline for numbers of months, the club has released an official statement on their website, which reads: "After the tests performed on our player Marco Asensio by the Real Madrid Medical Services he has been diagnosed with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the external meniscus of his left knee.

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"The player will be surgically operated on in the next few days.”

Asensio was dejected while being attended to by the club’s medical personnel, banging the ground with his fists before covering his face to try and hide his emotion.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane admitted post-match that the injury was "worrisome" and he could now be without a key performer for a large portion of the 2019-20 campaign.