The Saudi club Al-Nasr announced, on Tuesday, that Argentine Betty Martinez had a cut in the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee.
The leader of the Saudi Professional League did not explain the period during which the playmaker will be absent from the team.
It is the second time that the ligament hits the “29-year-old” player, after he severed the cruciate ligament in March 2021, and he was absent from the team for a period of 257 days, as he did not participate in 29 matches for victory, which is the longest period in which the Argentine is away from the team.
In October 2020, he was sidelined for 20 days and 5 matches due to a muscle injury.
Betty suffered a cruciate ligament in the team’s match against Al-Ahly Jeddah in the league competitions in the 2020-2021 season, which witnessed his making a goal, and then missed the rest of the season’s matches.
Betty returned in the following season during the month of December 2021, specifically against Al-Ta’i, and participated for 17 minutes, and participated in 18 league matches, during which he scored 8 goals and assisted two goals, and he also owns a match in the quarter-finals of the King’s Cup, which was against Al-Hilal.
The Argentine missed the first 9 rounds of the league this season, due to a heart problem, then participated in 7 league matches, and a King’s Cup match, in addition to the Saudi Super Cup semi-final match against Al-Ittihad, and he did not succeed in scoring and making any goal.
The player, who won the Saudi Super Cup title with Al-Nasr in the 2020-2021 season, is linked to a contract that extends until the summer of 2024.
Betty Martinez joined Al-Nassr in September 2020 from Atlanta, USA, and has 58 matches with the Saudi team, 13 goals, and 10 assists.