Uruguayan goalie Fernando Muslera will undergo surgery early Tuesday over fractures in his leg, Galatasaray announced Monday.
Galatasaray said in a statement that Muslera will have a medical operation on Tuesday morning as the preliminary preparation for his surgery was done.
It added that Muslera, 34, was diagnosed with tibia and fibula fractures.
Team captain Muslera sustained the major injury when he collided with Caykur Rizespor’s Czech forward Milan Skoda in the first half.
The Uruguayan was taken to hospital immediately as Galatasaray lost the match 2-0.
Galatasaray’s arch rivals, Besiktas and Fenerbahce, and Sunday’s opponents Caykur Rizespor wished Muslera heal on Twitter.
“Forza [Come on] @ 1_Muslera_25, we want you back on the field soon!,” his former team in Italy, Lazio said to voice their support for him.
Muslera, who is one of the integral parts of Galatasaray and fans’ favorite, joined the Istanbul club in 2011 summer.
He had 361 appearances for his club.
Muslera is a five time Turkish champion with Galatasaray (2012, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2019).
He is also a regular international for Uruguay since 2009, having 116 international appearances for his nation.