Six months out
The 33-year-old faces a six-month recovery period following the operation on the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee. Olaizola, who has missed only one of 12 league games this term, suffered the injury in Sunday's 2-2 draw at RC Deportivo La Coruña which kept Mallorca in second place in the Primera División.
I want to get back as quickly as possible," said the player, who is out of contract in the summer. "I am devastated because this is the first serious injury I have had in eight years with Mallorca."
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