Beşiktaş confirm Caner Erkin injury blow

Updated: October 23, 2016

Beşiktaş have confirmed on their official website that Caner Erkin has suffered an Achilles tendon injury during tonight’s Süper Lig match with Antalyaspor.

The severity of the injury still has to be furhter diagnosed but if it’s a complete Achilles rupture however he is likely to be out for atleast 6 months. When we look at other players who have in the past suffered a similar injury, for example david Beckham, we can see that they were out for roughly six months. Caner Erkin will certainly miss the rest of the first half of the season and won’t be back until the final few weeks of the 2016/17 Süper Lig campaign, if he’ll be back at all prior to the start of the 2017/18 season. Caner Erkin will likely return late April 2017/early May 2017, however, depending on the severity of the injury it could be slightly faster but it can also be later as every individual has a different recovery time.

Caner Erkin is currently on loan from Inter Milan but Beşiktaş have the option to buy the player for just € 1 million. Despite the injury it still remains extremely likely that the Black Eagles will finalize the transfer of Caner at the end of the season.

Beşiktaş are now left with Adriano Correia as their main option at left-back. Caner had quickly established himself as a key player for the team so this injury comes as a heavy blow for the Black Eagles.

The Turkish Internatinoal left-back came on as a second half substitute tonight in the 70th minute but suffered the injury only 9 minutes later. It’s especially sad that Caner got injured in this match as his subsitution seemed highly unnecessary, he was clear being rested following an intense midweek Champions League clash with Napoli, but given the circumstances of the match it seemed very unnecessary to bring on the Turkish Internatinoal.


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Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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