Sami Khedira has Knee Surgery

Sami KhediraReal Madrid confirmed that Sami Khedira one of their midfielders had knee surgery in Germany.

Khedira was home in Germany recovering from a problem with his hamstring, which itself caused a public row between the German Football Association and his club over when his hamstring injury actually occurred.

The German international was expected to return to Madrid soon to continue his rehab on his hamstring, but instead has undergone a procedure on his knee in Germany.

A Real Madrid official statement said that Khedira had undergone an arthroscopic procedure on his knee that was successful. He will return in the next few days to be treated by club doctors.

Khedira has not played since August 31 when he came on as a substitute late in a match against Real Sociedad that was lost by Madrid 4-2.

He then left Spain for Germany to play in Germany’s friendly with Argentina and a qualifying match against Scotland.

However, upon his arrival in Germany, doctors there ruled him out of any matches saying a muscle tear would keep him sidelined for weeks.

A medical update on Khedira by Madrid said his hamstring injury occurred while he was in Germany with the national team, but the German Football Federation said he was already injured when he arrived at camp.

This past November, Khedira seriously injured his knee while playing in a friendly with Germany and had surgery. Madrid reportedly was given compensation of over 2.5 million euros under the club protection program of FIFA. The operation was on his right knee, while the procedure he had this week was on his left knee.

This past summer, it was highly expected that Khedira would leave Madrid. A great deal of speculation was raised that he would go to either Arsenal or Bayern Munich. However, he opted to stay at Real and now has less than 12 months left on his contract with the club.

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