Muscat: The player of the first national team and Dhofar Club Al Mundhir Al Alawi suffered an injury to the cruciate ligament and will continue his treatment at Aspetar Hospital in Qatar.
Oman Football Association said in a statement, “The player of our first national team and the Dhofar Club, Al Mundhir bin Rabi Al Alawi, on Thursday, will leave for Doha to undergo surgery at Aspetar Hospital, the world leader in the field of orthopaedics and sports medicine. After the results of the player's exposure to a cut in the cruciate ligament, in order to facilitate the necessary procedures before leaving the player for treatment.”
Dhofar Club had previously announced, “Al Mundhir was injured and according to the initial report it was found that there was a cruciate ligament. The physiotherapist Dr Ayman El Sherbiny said that the player Al Mundhir Al Alawi was injured in the friendly match against Al Ittihad club that took place on October 8, as a result of a strong contact with one of the players of the other team. He explained that the player was immediately subjected to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, which proved that the player had severed the cruciate ligament.”