Gabriel Arias broke the ligament in his left knee

Goalkeeper Gabriel Arias, a Racing Club figure and member of the Chilean national team, suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, will undergo surgery and will be inactive for at least six months, his club confirmed.

The Neuquén underwent medical studies for a trauma he had at the end of the game against River, last Thursday at the Monumental, and received the worst diagnosis.

Arias will miss the three remaining dates in the Professional League, the start of the next season and the definition of the South American Qualifiers, between January and March, when Chile defines its chances of participating in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Despite Racing’s weak campaign, Arias was one of the figures and represents an important loss for Fernando Gago’s team in the fight to qualify for the Copa Sudamericana with three dates remaining until the end of the tournament.

The 34-year-old goalkeeper is also part of the calls for the Chilean team, who will receive Argentina in Santiago on the next date.

Arias suffered the blow in one of the last plays of the match that Racing lost 4-0, as a visitor at the Monumental and was about to be replaced by Gastón Gómez but finally decided to complete the match.