Asegarce today announced that Iker Arretxe will replace their injured star Aimar Olaizola for the remainder of the Manomanista tournament. Arretxe’s replacement in the Second Tier competition will be revealed tomorrow (Tuesday).
As predicted, the injury suffered by Aimar Olaizola in his opening Manomanista match against Patxi Ruiz on Saturday is a serious one.
Top orthopaedic specialist Mikel Sanchez today confirmed what Aimar and his connections feared, with the diagnosis of the so called ‘terrible triad’, a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament coupled with damaged lateral meniscus. He will undergo surgery within the next three weeks before embarking on a recovery period which is expected to last around seven months.