The Bilbao central defender, in the Cantabrian subsidiary, has had a successful operation for a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee produced in training
Football tests its actors frequently. Until last June, the ex-puppy Julen Bernaola, international in the lower categories and enrolled in the ranks of the Racing de Santander subsidiary, has undergone a successful operation this Thursday for the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Bilbao central defender, who knows what it means to overcome the trance of avoiding other injuries, has already reset the counter to return to the pitch. He has a lot of ground ahead of him to exploit his conditions.
The multipurpose central or containment midfielder of Rayo Cantabria, who injured his left joint in training at the Nando Josu facilities, was operated on by the traumatologist Antonio Cruz at the Santa Clotilde clinic in Santander. The operation, with arthroscopic ligamentoplasty with autograft of the patellar tendon, was carried out through the normal channels in this type of affections.
Bernaola has already been discharged from hospital and will now have to stay in workshops for the next few months, without specifying the exact recovery time by the Cantabrian club, since it depends, in part, on the evolution of his injury with the rehabilitation outlined by the doctors and readapters from Racing. Rayo Cantabria, a subsidiary of Racing, was propped up for the 2021-22 season, integrated into the Second RFEF, with the promising Bernaola, who was looking for accommodation after sealing his journey in the Lezama quarry.
Continuity despite injuries
Not in vain did he play both courses at Bilbao Athletic under the command of Joseba Etxeberria, with 16 games, despite injuries to the cheekbone and ankle, and two playoffs for promotion to Second behind him. Almería had also probed him to reinforce his subsidiary, but Bernaola opted for the proximity to Bilbao to put himself under the command of Ezequiel Loza, former coach of Portugalete, and attentive to the sessions or calls of the first Racinguista team as a challenge.
Harvest of 99, Bernaola sprouted from the Merciful Love School to enter the Danok Bat and in the Cadet category and to be recruited by Athletic. Curiously, he made his debut for Bilbao Athletic when he was only 17 years old in Second B in March 2017 against Navalcarnero, although it was more difficult for him to settle in Second B.
Lezama’s technicians tried to convert him into a powerful midfielder, he measures 1.86, although his natural position is that of central. He was habitual in the inferiors of Spain, proclaiming in 2015 champion of the President’s Cup of Kazakhstan with the U-16. He also went through the U-17 and the U-18. Last season he was also called up by Marcelino García Toral on the list against Real Betis at Benito Villamarín, although he did not make his debut.