Atletico Madrid forward João Félix will have an operation on a long-term ankle injury this week, with the aim of returning to action for Los Rojiblancos in September.

The Portugal international has been carrying the problem in his right ankle since last November, after which a course of conservative treatment saw him carefully managed during the second half of the season as Atletico won Spain’s La Liga title.

Although Félix is coming off an ultimately successful campaign for his club, he ended the domestic season disappointingly, often on the substitutes bench, and played only a bit-part role in Portugal’s Euro 2020 campaign. To bet on international football, leagues all around the world and play online casinos and poker Canadian-sports-betting.com is a good place to visit. 

It is reported that surgery was considered appropriate before the European Championships, but Félix instead joined the Seleção ranks to help his country defend their trophy. The 21-year-old played just 33 minutes of football during Euro 2020, coming on during the second half of Portugal’s last-16 elimination at the hands of Belgium on Sunday.

In charge of the operation will be leading specialist Cornelis Nicolaas Van Dijk, the vastly experienced and renowned Dutchman who has treated many of the game’s top players over decades in the profession. Félix is believed to have suffered ligament damage in playing through the pain, and the operation this week aims to resolve the issue completely.

Van Dijk, 70, treated Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008 and later when the Portugal captain was at Real Madrid.

By Sean Gillen

@SeanGillen9

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What a flop. This kid is always injured. And for everyone saying Jota was trash... it was his first euro! And he scored against Germany and assisted! He’s our best attacker after cr7!!

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The only flop is over rated Ronaldo who won't retire because all he cares about himself. Only Portuguese captain to kick the captain's arm band two times. Both Ronaldo and Santos needs to go...

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@Henry
Ronaldo, even at his worst, is still better than all of our strikers. Calling him a flop and overrated is disgusting, what type of Portugal fan are you. Shameful.
If the others had even performed to half of his level, we may have been able...

@Henry
Ronaldo, even at his worst, is still better than all of our strikers. Calling him a flop and overrated is disgusting, what type of Portugal fan are you. Shameful.
If the others had even performed to half of his level, we may have been able to pull off another miracle. However, not only are they not as good, they dont want to win as much either, and that showed on the pitch.
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@Henry...Seriously... calling Ronaldo over rated...where have you been in the last 15 years...... the only true world class player of his generation and in history. Even at 36 he still managed to score and provide options..... perhaps the...

@Henry...Seriously... calling Ronaldo over rated...where have you been in the last 15 years...... the only true world class player of his generation and in history. Even at 36 he still managed to score and provide options..... perhaps the formation didn't help him.... being a lone forward.....have you thought about that.

Flop are those names that we speak about and all the hype up and don't turn up......would you like me to names those.....perhaps they are over rated......

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How can a 21 year old boy be a flop? Yes, he hasn't played great for Portugal yet. Has had some great games for A Madrid but lacks consistency.

He does get injured allot. Seriously if he really wants it has all the right traits to be one of the...

How can a 21 year old boy be a flop? Yes, he hasn't played great for Portugal yet. Has had some great games for A Madrid but lacks consistency.

He does get injured allot. Seriously if he really wants it has all the right traits to be one of the best. Maybe needs to start looking after his body more, hit the Gym, work on core strength or run the risk of injuries for most of his career.

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The jury is still out on Joao Felix. I don't know what to make of him. First his agent, Mendes, and advisors screwed him by agreeing to join a team and coach, Atletico, which did not support his style of play. Second, Fernando Santos...

The jury is still out on Joao Felix. I don't know what to make of him. First his agent, Mendes, and advisors screwed him by agreeing to join a team and coach, Atletico, which did not support his style of play. Second, Fernando Santos screwed him but only playing him for 33 minutes during these Euro. Be honest with the kid, say I don't know if you will play. So get your ankle surgery rather than losing two weeks time. Third go speak with Ronaldo and learn his training and dieting regimen. Needs to get in better shape. Ask your agent to find you a team more suitable team.

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