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Real Madrid crock Jese undergoes knee surgery

Real Madrid crock Jese Rodriguez has undergone knee surgery.

The 21-year-old tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee early in Madrid's 3-1 Champions League victory over Schalke on Tuesday night, putting a dampener on their progression to the quarter-finals as they completed a 9-2 aggregate triumph.

Jese travelled to Augsburg in Germany on Wednesday to undergo surgery at the clinic of knee specialist Dr Ulrich Boenisch and is expected to return to Madrid in the coming days.

A statement from his club confirmed: "Jese Rodriguez was admitted to the Hessingpark-Clinic in Augsburg by Dr Ulrich Boenisch and under the supervision of the Sanitas Medical Services-Real Madrid doctors Jesus Olmo and Francisco Morate.

"The surgery, which was carried out satisfactorily, consisted of repairing the anterior cruciate ligament and damaged lateral meniscal in the player's right knee.

"The player will return to Madrid once he is discharged, which is expected to happen in the next few days."

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