Real Sociedad’s Odegaard suffers knee injury

Real Sociedad’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard kicks the ball during the Spanish league football match Real Sociedad against RC Celta de Vigo at the Reale Arena-Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian Stadium, June 24, 2020. — AFP
Real Sociedad’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard kicks the ball during the Spanish league football match Real Sociedad against RC Celta de Vigo at the Reale Arena-Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian Stadium, June 24, 2020. — AFP

MADRID, June 30 — Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard could miss the remainder of the Spanish season after sustaining a knee injury, local media reports said today.

The Norwegian midfielder is suffering from patellar tendonitis in his right knee, according to his club. He will travel to Barcelona later today to undergo further evaluation.

La Real gave no indication as to how long Odegaard could be sidelined although Spanish media reported he may miss the rest of the season, with La Liga due to finish on July 19.

Odegaard has impressed in the first of a two-year loan from Real Madrid, contributing four goals and five assists in 27 league games for Sociedad. However, four successive defeats have effectively ended their Champions League aspirations. — AFP

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