Thibaut Courtois is the 2022 Ballon d’Or best goalkeeper in the world. Photo: @realmadriden
Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in training and may miss the majority of the season.
A statement on its official club website said Courtois has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and would require surgery.
The 31-year-old Belgium international was named the best goalkeeper in the world at the 2022 Ballon d’Or awards and has won Spain’s La Liga twice since joining Real in 2018.
He has made 230 appearances for Real, who play Athletic Bilbao in their first La Liga game of the season on Saturday.
Courtois won the Premier League twice with Chelsea before his move to Real in 2018 and La Liga once with Atletico Madrid in 2014. He also won the Champions League in 2022, delivering a man-of-the-match performance in the final against Liverpool.
Writing by Omolola Ameen; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu