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Atlanta United’s Martinez undergoes knee surgery

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Atlanta United’s Josef Martinez has undergone knee surgery but puts his problems in perspective given the goings-on in the world right now.

The opening day of the 2020 MLS football season and Atlanta United’s talisman Josef Martinez hits the deck. He leaves the field of play on a stretcher and will unlikely return to action this season.

The Venezuelan international suffered a torn ACL. An injury that would not only require surgery but also a lengthy and high-risk recovery.

It appears now though, that his season is not the only one that could be in jeopardy. As the coronavirus grips the world, like him his fellow teammates are also sat at home.

Martinez has just undergone his knee surgery and is now beginning on the road to recovery.

Speaking to his fans and well-wishers via Instagram, he is appreciative of the support during his personal trying time.

However, he insists that a more difficult time is being faced by the rest of the world and support must be given to that cause too.

He said:

“In the midst of the humanitarian crisis we are all living through, in which more than ever we need to think about and take care of each other.”

“Just wanted to share that I’m blessed that my knee surgery today went well.”

“God bless and protect us all in these challenging times.”