Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo has decided to have surgery. In order to repair the right thigh adductor longus tendon avulsion he sustained while playing for the Uruguayan national team last Friday.
The Uruguayan international was hurt while Uruguay and Iran were playing a friendly on Friday in Austria.
Araujo was examined on Saturday in Barcelona after getting hurt there, and he returned there right afterwards. On Monday morning, he met with Xavi Hernández and the people in charge of the Barça medical services. They have collectively examined the two options that were available: surgery or choosing a conservative course of treatment.
In a brief statement posted on his social media accounts hours after Barcelona’s medical report. Uruguayan defender Ronald Araujo outlined his motivations and emphasised the challenging time he had to endure after getting hurt playing for Uruguay.
Ronald tweeted, “To prevent speculative thinking, I want to be explicit about my motivations. I cherish both my nation and my team. After seeking advice from numerous experts, we chose the best surgical procedure. Here, it’s not about picking one over the other; it’s about your health and returning to full strength as quickly as you can. I’d like to use this opportunity to express my gratitude to everyone for their support through these trying times for me personally. With perseverance and faith, I’ll make every effort to respond as soon as I can. Blessings and hugs! Thanks to Christ’s strength in me, I am able to do anything.”