The Ittihad Jeddah Club has announced that Abdullah Al-Jadaani, the team’s goalkeeper, has cut the cruciate ligament in his knee.
The Jeddah Federation said via its official Twitter account that Al-Jadaani was injured, which necessitated his transfer to hospital during Sunday’s training session at the preparatory team camp in Taif.
The club said: “Medical examinations carried out by first-team goalkeeper Abdel-Jadani have shown that he has a cruciate ligament injury.”
He added, “In the next few days, coordination will be made to perform the player’s operation.”
The 32-year-old goalkeeper moved to Al-Ittihad last August from Al-Hilal, and he has only featured in one game, which was in the last round of last season.
It should be noted that the cruciate ligament injury hit Ahmed Hegazy, the team captain, in the penultimate game of last season.
Ittihad Jeddah are preparing to participate in the King Salman Arab Club Championship, where they will meet Esperance of Tunisia next Thursday, and Sfaxien of Tunisia on July 30, before concluding the group stage by facing the Iraqi police.