The Royal Team bid farewell to Niko Mihic, who had been at the head of the medical staff since 2017, when the club decided to part ways with Dr. Jesús Olmo, who raised doubts among the players. Brand Reports indicate that the club has finally decided on the move following the recent injury of Arda Guler, who has been out for another month due to a muscle tear and has yet to make his first appearance for the team. eggs.
Mihic has known Florentino Pérez, club officials and Luka Modric for a decade, which helped him win the job in 2017. He previously worked at the HM hospital chain in Madrid, where he led the prevention and diagnostics department. In addition, he worked, among other things, in Canada and advised Air France and KLM. At first, his methods were questionable, but over time, he and Antonio Pintos created one of the most physical teams in Europe.
The newspaper adds that the decision was taken after the beginning of a very difficult season in terms of injuries, as many important players were absent for longer periods. In the end, it was decided to part ways after the recent injury of Arda Güler, who suffered another muscle injury, despite several weeks of individual work. In Turic’s case, Mihic had a struggle with managing his condition, with physical preparation coaches, recovery coaches and physical therapists recommending a completely different path.
Earlier, Mihic also argued with Dr. Les, who performed Turek’s knee surgery, regarding the 18-year-old’s meniscus injury. The Real Madrid doctor opted for conservative treatment, but in the end the opinion of the surgeon who also underwent cruciate ligament surgery prevailed: Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao.
But in the end, Guler is only one of the reasons for the club’s decision. Last year, the Royals were unable to understand the ongoing physical problems suffered by, among others, Karim Benzema, David Alaba and Dani Ceballos. The players themselves were also said to be disappointed with the work of the medical staff. This led to a change in him after 6 years of cooperation.
Updated 12:45 This information was confirmed by Mario Cortegan of The Athletic.
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