Socceroo Mat Ryan goes under the knife
The 23-year-old Socceroo has been ruled out of two upcoming World Cup qualifiers after retiring hurt in the 1-1 home draw with Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.
About to undergo arthroscope to fix meniscus. With some luck be back fit in 4 weeks. Look forward to coming back stronger. Thx for support.
— Maty Ryan (@MatyRyan) August 31, 2015
Ryan made the high profile move to the Spain from Club Brugge in the offseason.
The injury is a major blow for the Australian who has been in scintillating form and started all four games for the La Liga club in domestic and Champions League qualifiers.
Brazilian goalkeeper Diego Alves, is still some months away from returning to fitness, leaving the battle for the No.1 spot between Yoel and Jaume Domenech.