Rudy Gestede sidelined after surgery required to fix "freak injury"

Gestede sidelined by
© SilverHub
Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk confirms that Rudy Gestede will be on the sidelines following a "freak injury" to his leg that required surgery.

Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede has been sidelined for an as-yet-undetermined amount of time following a "freak injury" to his leg that required surgery.

The 28-year-old suffered an impact injury while in training over the weekend, with a knee strike against his thigh causing a dead leg.

However, Boro boss Garry Monk confirmed that Gestede's leg start to bleed again after lengthy compression and ice treatment following the incident.

Monk told reporters on Thursday: "Rudy's is a bit of a freak injury really, he had a dead leg but it is quite rare for it to re-bleed after compression.

"He had a minor operation to relieve the bleeding so we don't know the extent or timeframe of the injury in terms of the time he will be out. We're hoping sooner rather than later."

Summer signing Martin Braithwaite is also expected to miss Boro's next game, the Championship trip to Bolton Wanderers this Saturday.

Share this article now:
A general view of the Bill Bremner statue outside the ground before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on August 16, 2014
Read Next:
Leeds 'make £6m Rudy Gestede offer'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves32226457243372
2Cardiff CityCardiff32187748272161
3Aston Villa33179749301960
4Derby CountyDerby321610648262258
5Fulham321510754361855
6Bristol City32141174738953
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd32164124638852
8Middlesbrough331561243311251
9Preston North EndPreston33121564032851
10Brentford331311950401050
11Millwall331112103935445
12Leeds UnitedLeeds32136134441345
13Ipswich TownIpswich32136134442245
14Norwich CityNorwich32129113235-345
15Queens Park RangersQPR33109143646-1039
16Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds33813123540-537
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest33114183651-1537
18Reading3289153542-733
19Bolton WanderersBolton3389162951-2233
20Birmingham CityBirmingham3386192249-2730
21Hull City32611154350-729
22Burton Albion3378182659-3329
23Barnsley32610163147-1628
24Sunderland33511173458-2426
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand