Courtois releases first statement as he’d be out for a long time

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois got injured in training, and is set for a long Time on the bench.

According to Cadena Ser, the injury occurred in a game coach Carlo Ancelotti arranged at the end of the session, when he went for a relatively simple ball. The Belgian supported his knee, he turned and went to the ground. Courtois winced in pain immediately, as tears dropped down his eyes.

Courtois will undergo surgery, and is out for a very long time.

Courtois has reacted to his injury, as he said: “You never expect to go through something like this but now it’s time to accept it and do everything to overcome it and come back even stronger.

‚ÄúThank you all for the energy, love and encouragement, I assure you that they motivate me to recover as soon as possible.”