Galatasaray's Felipe Melo suffers ankle injury

Galatasaray’s Felipe Melo suffers ankle injury


Galatasaray’s experienced defensive midfielder Felipe Melo suffered an ankle injury during his sides 3-1 victory over bottom of the table Balikesirspor on Monday.

The Brazilian international was substituted off thee field in the 60th minute of the game due to his injury.

Scans after the game revealed that Melo has sustained damage to lis right ankle and has begun treatment. The Istanbul Giants confirmed the news on their official website.

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Melo is expected to recover in time for Galatasaray’s trip to Sivasspor this weekend.

Galatasaray are currently in third place in the league with 45 points in 20 games.

Melo joined Galatasaray on a permanent deal from Juventus worth £3 million last summer after playing the previous two seasons on loan at the Lions.

The combative midfielder has scored one goal in 26 appearances for Galatasaray in all competitors this season.