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Arturo Vidal to undergo surgery for torn meniscus



Midfielder Arturo Vidal suffered a “meniscus tear” in his right knee during Tuesday’s 2026 World Cup South American qualifier match between Chile and Colombia and required surgery, his club Atlético Paranense said on Wednesday. It was announced on .

“Arturo Vidal injured his right knee (…) Imaging evaluation identified a meniscus tear, requiring an urgent surgical approach to unblock the knee.” This was reported by the player’s team in Curitiba. Since July of this year, in an official memo.

On Tuesday, the match between Chile and Colombia in the second leg of South America’s 2026 World Cup qualifiers drew 0-0 in Santiago.

Vidal played in discomfort with his knee bandaged.

King Arthur, 36, collapsed to the ground in pain and left the field on a stretcher in the 73rd minute, leaving the stadium in an ambulance. He was replaced by legendary Chilean midfielder Charles Aranguiz.

The surgery was carried out in Santiago this Wednesday by the Chilean team’s medical team, with follow-up from the Paranaense medical department, the club reported.

“Vidal is still recovering and is under the supervision of the club’s medical department,” the memo added.

After two days, Chile is tied with Peru in 8th place with one point. This regional qualifier will give them six spots for the 2026 World Cup in North America, with the seventh spot giving them the possibility of a playoff against a team from another continent.

Source: Diario.Elmundo

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