05 August 2010
After arriving at preseason camp in Los Angeles and while undergoing the pertinent medical prior to training with the team, Real Madrid's Ricardo Izecson Dos Santos Leite, "Kaka", mentioned discomfort in his left knee.
Upon further review and several complementary tests, it is suspected that there may be an injury to the meniscus, which could require athroscopic surgery.
Also noticed during the medical was clear improvement of the sports hernia following that preventitive work the Sanitas – Real Madrid Medical Services asked the player to do during his vacation after the World Cup.
The player is on his way to Belgium accompanied by Dr. Carlos Diez. There he will be examined by Dr. Marc Martens, a specialist whose services were requested by both Sanitas – Real Madrid Medical Services and the player himself.