Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez undergoes knee surgery

Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez has recently undergone a successful surgery to treat his right knee injury.

Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez undergoes knee surgery
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Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez has recently undergone a successful surgery to treat his right knee injury.

Confirming the news, Atlanta United said that the 26-year-old striker underwent the knee surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament which he sustained during the side's season-opening win over Nashville SC.

"Atlanta United announced today that forward Josef Martinez underwent successful surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee. Martinez was injured during Atlanta’s season-opening win against Nashville SC on February 29," the Major League football team said in an official statement.

The club further confirmed that Martinez would now return home to begin his rehabilitaion process which will led by the Atlanta United medical team and doctors from Piedmont Healthcare.

Meanwhile, Martinez too took to his official Twitter handle to confirm that his knee surgery has gone well.

"In the midst of the crisis we are all living through, we need to think about and take care of each other, just wanted to share that I'm blessed that my knee surgery today went well," Martinez tweeted.

The striker has notched up a total of 77 goals in 84 matches he played for Atlanta in the Major League Soccer since making his debut in 2017.