Highlander’s Federico Gallego out of ISL Season 8 with career-threatening knee injury
Uruguayan footballer and NorthEast United FC midfielder Federico Gallego is out of the ISL Season 2021-22 due to a knee injury. The club confirmed this development through a post on their Twitter handle on December 3.
The Uruguayan footballer suffered the injury during the first half of the Highlander’s encounter with Chennaiyin FC at the Fatorda Stadium on November 29.
Gallego was on the receiving end of a tackle with his knee probing the turf. The midfielder was taken off the field shortly following what appeared to be a catastrophic injury.
Gallego had a similar fate in the Indian Super League 2019-20 season, missing the first half of ISL before returning to make another 10 outings.
The Uruguayan footballer has played a key role in the clubs' achievement in reaching the semi-finals two times in the previous three seasons.
Gallego, who was retained for the 2021-22 season, was a significant contributor to the Highlanders' journey to the ISL semi-finals. Their aspirations have been crushed, though, due to the injury.