Martin Skrtel picks up major injury at IstanbulBasaksehir
Former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has picked up a major Achilles tendon injury while playing for his current team Istanbul Basaksehir. The defending Turkish Super Lig champions will undoubtedly suffer a loss as a result of this injury, as Skrtel has been a good player for the team since making the move from Atalanta back in September 2019. The Slovak is best known for his time with Liverpool where he spent a remarkable eight seasons. He was a key player in the team which punched above its weight for a long period. After leaving the Reds in 2016, Skrtel made the switch to Fenerbahce thus making him no stranger to Turkish football.
His three years with Fenerbahce did not give him any trophies. After a short spell with Atlanta, Skrtel has been brought back to Turkey with IstanbulBasaksehir.
Immediately after coming back, Skrtel was among the trophies as he helped the team win the domestic league last season. The defender made 19 appearances in the league and even chipped in with three goals. At 36 years of age, he is entering into the last few years of his career.Basaksehir would not have liked to see their star defender suffered a major injury at this stage in the career. He will be undergoing surgery that is expected to keep him out for a substantial time.
Skrtel picked up an injury while playing in the 2-2 draw with Kasimpasa. Since his contract with the Turkish outfit runs out in the summer of 2021, Skrtel will be quite keen on returning from the injury as soon as possible. Typically, these injuries and a surgery will take around a few months to recover. At this age, however, Skrtel may require a few more months extra and he may return to the team only towards the end of the season.