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Perišić Out 6-8 Weeks After Ankle Surgery

February 5, 2020


Successful ankle surgery for Ivan Perišić



Ivan Perišić has been ruled out 4-8 weeks with a broken ankle, reports. Bayern Munich teammate Alvaro Odriozola took Perišić out with a slide tackle during training last week and fractured the outside of his ankle. Screws needed to be put in during a successful surgery Tuesday night in Germany.



This means Perišić is out for both legs of Bayern Munich’s Champions League Round of 16 clash vs. Chelsea on February 25th and March 18th. Bayern are currently in a tight race for the Bundesliga crown. RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, and Borussia Monchengladbach are all within three points of Bayern.



Perišić is currently on loan this season from Inter Milan. Luckily, Perišić should be back to 100% by April and this injury should not affect his Euro 2020 status.



Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 18 comments

  1. Soul Champ says:

    Perišić will have 2 months to get his legs into a natural movement pattern. He may not be in great soccer form but will ready to contribute.

    This gives Dalic time to think about other wingers and other formations that could utilize all the attacking talent we have.

    I am all in to root for Kovačić over Bayern.

    It eliminates that Cro on Cro crime scenario.

    Bayern is the Barca of Germany.

    Consistently take a crap on Croatians.

    I hope Chelsea can give them a shock and Kovačić has a breakthrough as field Marshall.

  2. Dannyj says:

    Well this sucks
    But least it’s a break rather then some nasty ligament thing
    Ya he won’t be in total form
    But maybe some rest will be ok and will be hungry at euros
    He still has this euro to be dominant
    As u guys know he ain’t Ronaldo but when he plays possessed he can be close

    He is playing for a good spot for next year as well

    And it’s not like he is gonna be sitting around and staying in shape

  3. Mr. Black says:

    A blessing in disguise.

    Perišić will have some rest and will be sharper at Euro 20, psychically and mentally.

  4. Stef T.O says:

    You don’t just come back at the same level after having screws put into your ankle. I’d don’t care what anyone says. Mentally he will never be the same player. This is a more serious injury than we think.

  5. The truth says:

    Perisic injury is worrisome. No telling if he’ll be back in full form by euros.

    Here’s my Perisic post from the other thread by the way

    agree with anonymous. That goal was phenomenal
    Has anyone else seen many Bruce Lee karate kick goals between two defenfers?

    And i would describe it as a late goal. I remember being there and the Croat crowd feeling ever minute of that clock tick and the anxiety grow

    When he scored it, it was like a bomb going off. Second best live sports experience of my life.. The best came 40 minutes later
    It inspired Croatia forward but i would argue they had already started to turn the tide in the second half

    Perisic was a second half beast. The type of performance we all bear with the periodic inconsistencies for. Those moments where he just does what others can’t

    He made four on my shoulders plays in that second half on. Karate kick goal.
    Step over, off the cross bar shot
    Splitting pass to mandzo right in front of goal requiring a lucky pickford save
    Header leading to mandzo goal

  6. Crotown says:

    This kid was huge for us in the World Cup as everyone is stating in their notes- his performance against England and France were superb- he has such quick twitch reflexes and that first goal against England was all instinct –

    We need him in the Euros- and he’ll need top level physio guys to get him ready – preferably US based physio therapy – the level of physio is night and day between Europe and America

    Or treatment from Lika- a shot of whiskey and have someone with a witches curse spit in your eye- good as new – LOL

  7. Suba says:

    Classic timing our king has been taken before the big battle

    Well Rebic and Brekalo will now have step up

    Dalic might have to rethink tactics

  8. Maminjo says:

    Brekalo will hopefully step up.

    But I still think Dalic will stick with Perisic, even if he’s rusty or lost half a step.

    He can always do his patented Brekalo sub-in off the bench (resulting in one or more goals per game).

  9. gbvh says:

    thank you for copy/pasting and quoting yourself, “the truth.”

    now, back to twitter with the rest of you self-absorbed clowns …..

  10. ChiCro says:

    He should be ok. Important thing is not to come back
    Early and reinjure himself but that will be hard to avoid
    Since he will be out of shape when he returns and will
    Not have the fitness level. I recommend Albanian
    Whores for daily rub offs and massages. Plus one
    Hour of Thompson a day.

  11. BZ says:

    An 80% Perisic is still better than 100% Brekalo.

    @Dannyj-the ligament damage is definitely there, but the fracture is the big problem. I have sprained my ankles over 15 times each, I can get back to game strength in 1 to 2 weeks usually. I only fractured the bone once, and it took me 5 months to recover (no surgery, no real rehab)

    I think Perisic will be 85-95% for the Euros.

    On the bright side, this could have happened in May. This is why I was perfectly happy when Rebic was riding the pine and AC Milan was losing.

  12. Maminjo says:

    His coach is already talking about getting him ready for the return leg (in six weeks from now).

    Hopefully, Perisic does the smart thing and forgets about his Bayern season. Bayern probably aren’t going to pick up the option to buy him anyway, so no point in risking it for them.

    He just needs to make sure his ankle is fully rehabbed, and focus entirely on the Euros.

    The Euros are a great way to showcase yourself for a new contract anyway. He always does well for us, and it’s only a few games (with a lot of exposure).

    He’s better off focusing his attention on the National Team, both from a patriotic and financial point of view.

  13. BZ says:

    @Maminjo- 100% agreed. Maybe sub into a meaningless league game or 2 at the end of the bundesliga season just get a run in.

  14. Dannyj says:

    The stem cell and prolotherapy type injections they do on Ligaments and on top of whatever advanced stuff he can get including great diet
    Probably can run some GH for recovery as well before he returns

    The people who have money can get some amazing things done

    Speaking of money paid for my two games in Scotland
    Hopefully can see a couple of you mofos there!

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