A few days ago, Real Sociedad publicly reported that Martin Ødegaard had patellar tendinopathy, which may have been what Imanol Alguacil pointed to when he said: “Ødegaard has been coping with the injury since October, and has also been dealing with pain.”

A Real Sociedad doctor Javier Barrera today addressed the Ødegaard incident in greater depth:

“He has tendinopathy in his right knee toward the patellar. This is a severe problem, which does not have 100 percent effective treatment. We reviewed what we had at our disposal: physical therapy, custom exercise plans, guided loads for preparations, and games.

We went to Barcelona to try another form of diagnosis with a professional and try to escape from the operating area, something we don’t consider now. We expect him to be ready to play in the near term by using physical rehabilitation to take control of the training loads, taking into account his needs and the needs of the coach.”

The announcement that Ødegaard has gone out of chronic illness throughout a season is bad news and the Madridista group ‘s eyes are now on Real Sociedad’s medical staff to see how they deal with a very crucial problem.


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