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Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has successfully undergone surgery in Bordeaux, for a problem in his pubis.

The 23-year-old started France’s 1-0 defeat to Croatia in the Nations League on Monday night, before being replaced by Benjamin Pavard at half-time.

According to L’Equipe, it was an operation that had been on the cards for some time and had been bothering him for a while, according to Sport. A chronic injury, it’s been preventing Kounde from going full pelt for a while.

The surgery shouldn’t be a long-term issue however, with Kounde expected to be back in training at some point in mid-July. Given he has been dealing with the injury for some time, it seems unlikely to give him major issues.

This is the second such case of Sevilla prolonging surgery for a key player in recent months, with Fernando Reges putting off ankle surgery for some time.

Eventually the Brazilian was left with no other choice, but to be operated on in March after months struggling with the injury.

By Amara

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