Atletico Madrid forward Borja Garces requires knee surgery

Atletico Madrid forward Borja Garces faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after rupturing the ligament in his right knee, the club have confirmed.

The 19-year-old is primarily playing for the club’s B team but has made one top flight appearance for Los Rojiblancos this season, scoring a late equaliser against Eibar back in September.

Earlier this year, the teenager penned a new long-term contract at Atleti until the summer of 2022, amid a string of impressive displays for the B side.

The forward joined Atleti’s youth ranks in 2016 having previously played in the youth ranks across the city at Real Madrid.

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