MADRID (AP) — El arquero del Real Madrid, Iker Casillas, fue operado exitosamente el viernes de una fractura en la mano izquierda.

El jefe médico del Madrid, Carlos Díez, indicó que a Casillas le colocaron dos tornillos para reparar la fractura en la base del primer metacarpiano, y señaló que el capitán del club blanco y de la selección española pasará la noche en el hospital.

"Todo ha ido fenomenal. Ha sido un éxito rotundo. Le han puesto dos tornillos y la mano ha quedado perfecta", expresó Díez. "Ahora es cuestión de entrar en los plazos que tenemos que tener para la recuperación de jugador y ha sido un éxito desde el punto de vista quirúrgico".

Señaló que Casillas fue operado por el doctor Miguel del Cerro, un experto en cirugías de la mano. El arquero sufrió la fractura al ser pateado accidentalmente por su compañero Alvaro Arbeloa el miércoles, en el partido de vuelta contra el Valencia por los cuartos de final de la Copa del Rey.

Casillas fue reemplazado por Antonio Adán, aunque informes de prensa apuntan a que el Madrid buscaría a otro arquero en el mercado de invierno.

"Vamos a seguir los pasos de rehabilitación marcados por el doctor Del Cerro, que ha sido el que ha intervenido quirúrgicamente al jugador y es el que sabe perfectamente en qué condiciones podemos reiniciar eso", agregó Díez. "Pero hay un protocolo estándar que va con una inmovilización en el proceso, una recuperación pasiva y progresivamente ya iremos en activo para poder desarrollar".

Del Cerro no ofreció un cronograma para el regreso de Casillas a las canchas.

"Ahora vamos a tenerle una temporada muy corta con un férula, que le inmovilice y le permita descansar la cicatriz", expresó el cirujano. "Luego empezará con movimientos pasivos asistidos, después comenzarán los activos y finalmente empezará el contacto, que ya le marcaremos a los fisios y a los rehabilitadores".

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