PSV loses first goalkeeper Benítez ‘for now’ due to knee injury
PSV has lost first goalkeeper Walter Benítez for some time. The 30-year-old goalkeeper injured his knee at training Tuesday afternoon and underwent surgery on the same day.
It is still unclear how long the Argentine goalkeeper will be sidelined. PSV stated in a statement that the goalkeeper is “not deployable for the time being.” De Telegraaf writes that Benítez is troubled by his meniscus. In theory, meniscus surgery allows for a recovery of five to six weeks.
That means Benítez won’t be employable again until mid-April at the earliest. The topper between PSV and Ajax is on April 23 in Eindhoven.
The injury to Benítez, who is in his first season in Eindhoven, puts Joël Drommel back in the picture to take a place under the crossbar at PSV.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper was the first goalkeeper for a long time in his debut season at the club last year, but lost his place at the end of season to the now departed Yvon Mvogo.
Drommel kept three games at PSV this season: two in the cup tournament and one in the group stage of the Europa League. On Thursday, PSV plays quarterfinals of the KNVB Cup at home against ADO Den Haag.