Iker Injury Update

24 Jan

tumblr_mh4sljJih81qftb6ko1_1280Pobrecito! Couldn’t the club find someone to drive the poor man home? I volunteer to be chauffeur! (Picture via GFSports)

So the news is not good. Not even vaguely good. RM issued a statement today that was rather vague in terms of how long he would be out.

“After carrying out initial x-rays at the La Moraleja Sanitas Hospital it has been confirmed that the footballer Iker Casillas has suffered a fracture at the base of the first metacarpal on his left hand. It will be assessed again by a specialist later today to decide what treatment will be followed.”

Various reports were estimating 4 weeks minimum that he would be out, which was bad enough.

However, Pedro Pinto from CNN shared this tweet a little while ago that made my blood run cold.

why god whyArgh. This fucking season. I can’t even! Well, Adan, it’s time for you to step up to the plate. It’s a damn good thing that you got at least one full match under your belt recently. But oh, how everyone bitched, wailed and moaned about it. This is exactly the reason why it makes sense to let your back up keeper play every now and then. How incredibly foolish for Mou to give him minutes, right? Some people are going to have to eat their words. Yeah, I know, what were the odds of Iker getting injured? Well,  it could have occurred at any time and we were just lucky it didn’t happen before. So now we have to deal with the situation. I wish Adan had a bit more of a chance to play, but he’s a good keeper so hopefully all the assholes who were whistling him and complaining will now give him some support since he’s our Obi Wan Kenobi in terms of goalkeeping. Tomy and Jesus, while talented,  aren’t really ready for the Champions League. Sorry, had to get that off my chest.

Most importantly, Anims Iker! While he’s home recuperating, I guess he’ll have more time to train Uno. I see a lot of “No, No, No, No, SI! SI! SI!” in that poor puppy’s future. I just want our capi better and back with the squad soon. Love you Iker!

– Lozil

16 Responses to “Iker Injury Update”

  1. Mehreh January 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    animo, iker! the only good thing i can take away from this is that iker will have more time to spend with doce and uno and the benefit to us will be more puppy videos and pics. if he’s anything like marcelo, he’ll spend a lot of couch time snuggling with them and documenting.

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      I’m all in favor of that. He’s probably going to make sad mix tapes too.

      • shiggers January 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

        Oh, you know he will! And then he’ll replay them over and over while staring teary-eyed into the distance, one hand on the dog.

        • Mehreh January 24, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

          i think xabi and el pirata could probably be enlisted to help with some emo mix-taping. the smiths need to be in everyone’s sad mood mix.

  2. CinematiqueChic January 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    I can’t even remember the last time Madrid played a match with our full actual starting XI. Just stop breaking our players, universe. Just stop. I’m stupidly heartbroken about poor Iker.

  3. M January 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    *cries* I’m kinda torn between waling about our upcoming matches or feeling bad for Iker.

  4. Natalie January 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    maybe we better wait till real releases more info about treatment and time frame, despite CNN resources. Either way it really sucks,

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

      True, but I was talking to a doctor pal of mine who said with metacarpal fractures, if you only need a cast, it takes about 6-8 weeks to recover. If there’s surgery, it’s definitely a few months. It really does depend on the type/severity of the fracture.

  5. Tasha January 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    I’m hoping this injury period will be baby making time for Sara and Iker !!!!

    Adan’s a great keeper , like Lozil said if he got more playing time maybe there wouldn’t have been such uproar !!! But I don’t doubt in slightest that Adan will prove the critics wrong !!!!

    • headbandsandheartbreak January 24, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

      He just got another baby!

      • Allison January 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

        That’s what I thought, “Baby making time!” That’s what Villa did when he was out last year. 😉

        OMG, I can just imagine Iker the house husband, taking care of the babies while Sara works. ❤

    • jellyace January 25, 2013 at 1:16 am #

      That’s what I was thinking. Injury time = Baby-making time!

      I trust Adan will step up and prove why he’s in Real Madrid, and is not just a pretty bottom sitting on the bench.

  6. Nooria January 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Anims Iker!! 🙂 *hugs* I feel soooo sorry for him right now, and Arbie….poor guy must hate himself right now 😦
    Nevertheless, i have FULL faith in Adan, to prove all his critics/whistlers/shit-talkers wrong!!! Karma’s gonna take it out on all those “fans” who earlier saw giving Adan playing time, as useless!

    Hala Madrid!! 🙂

  7. Ira January 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    I gotta say I am impressed that Iker managed to sit through the rest of the game – I mean, if I fractured the base of the first metacarpal of my hand [or any other part of my body], I don’t think I would able to sit and chat with my teammate. He is strong and will hopefully be back very soon.

  8. em January 24, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    I can’t see this going forward without Iker between the pipes. Adan is skilled and ready to roll, but he doesn’t have Iker’s intangibles. Even with the form dip of this season, he still has the respect of his opponents. I am really going to miss him.
    Modern medicine and determination will bring him back quickly. He can ride the bike and continue running to maintain fitness. We will see him back soon enough. Just don’t know that I have the patience to wait. We’ve got Barca to contend with too soon.
    And I just got beinsport on my local cable. Freakin’ ridiculous.

  9. manie January 24, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    I hate our luck this season!!! I am crossing my fingers and my toes that it is one of those awful awful seasons that is redeemed by an amazing trophy.

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