Aitor Zubieta, reigning Pairs champion, has suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, and will be out of action for around six months. The accident occurred during his Masters semi-final against Oinatz Bengoetxea at Labrit on Saturday. It was hoped that the tear may be partial, but an MRI scan carried out today revealed a full rupture, meaning surgery and a lengthy layoff. He will miss both the Pairs and the Manomanista. Aspe report that the surgery will take place on 4th October at the Clínica Ubarmin in Elkano. Until then, he will undergo intensive physiotherapy and rehabilitative treatment. Dos Paredes wishes Aitor all the best for a full and speedy recovery.
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