Real Madrid sack head medic after latest Arda Güler injury

The powers that be at Real Madrid have, on Sunday, parted ways with long-time chief medical officer, Niko Mihic.

That’s according to Marca, who have this evening provided an insight into the remarkable situation.

Mihic, for his part, has held the post of Real’s medical head since 2017, when he was brought in to replace the outgoing Dr. Olmo.

Recent months, however, have seen the Croatian’s practices called into question by not only Los Blancos’ players, but club staff, too.

Carlo Ancelotti’s squad has been blighted by injuries over the early months of the campaign, with Eder Militao and Thibaut Courtois having both been ruled out long-term with respective ACL tears.

The final straw, though, came in the form of Mihic’s handling of summer arrival Arda Güler’s recent problems.

Turkish international Güler is yet to take to the pitch in the colours of his new club, owing to not one, but two recent injury setbacks.

Friction has inevitably followed in the treatment room and boardroom alike, with the decision ultimately having been made this weekend for Real Madrid’s relationship with Mihic to come to an end with immediate effect.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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