Why Jude Bellingham Could Undergo Surgery to Fix Shoulder Problem

Why Jude Bellingham Could Undergo Surgery to Fix Shoulder Problem

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at December 9, 2023 at 7:25 AM
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  • Carlo Ancelotti says Jude Bellingham might undergo surgery soon
  • The England midfielder is currently sidelined with a shoulder problem
  • Bellingham has scored 15 goals in 16 appearances for Real Madrid this season

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti feels surgery cannot be ruled out if Jude Bellingham’s shoulder issues flare up, which could rule him out for a significant part of the season.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who is enjoying a fantastic campaign in his first season with Los Blancos, suffered a dislocated shoulder prior to the international break in November and is yet to fully recover.

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Jude Bellingham in action during Real Madrid training ahead of this weekend's La Liga game. Photo by Pedro Castillo
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According to Sky Sports, Ancelotti fears surgery might be an option Bellingham will need to undergo to fix the midfielder’s shoulder problems permanently if they come up again.

"Not right now. The shoulder is very particular. If it happens again or keeps happening, maybe, but we will see." Ancelotti answered when pressed on Bellingham’s shoulder problems.
"The shoulder is something he has to look after to strengthen it on his own. He hasn't had any problem to play, and every day that goes by, he is improving in that sense."

Bellingham has risen to become one of Real Madrid’s star players in just his first season, scoring 15 goals in his first 16 appearances for Los Blancos since his summer transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

Meaning behind Jude Bellingham’s celebration

Meanwhile, Jude Bellingham has admitted he had no idea where his iconic goal celebration comes from but admitted he has been celebrating his goals in that manner from his Birmingham days, Talk Sport reports.

After a goal, the 20-year-old midfielder’s trademark gesture sees him stand with his arms stretched wide apart, drinking in the cheers from the crowd, a celebration that has now gained worldwide appreciation.

From Cristiano Ronaldo's 'SIU' to Lionel Messi's point to the sky, unique celebrations are becoming key to building a superstar, and Bellingham already has a unique one that his fellow players are copying.

Rooney backs Bellingham for Ballon d’Or

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Wayne Rooney is excited about Jude Bellingham’s awesome start to life at Real Madrid and has tipped the England midfielder to take over from Lionel Messi in terms of winning the Ballon d’Or.

The 20-year-old midfielder has dominated the charts in Spain since his summer transfer to Los Blancos, earning the Player of the Month award at the Spanish club for August, September and October respectively.

Rooney has named Bellingham as one of the favourites for the 2024 Ballon d’Or if the Real Madrid star remains consistent with his current form for club and country.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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