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Ortega injured in first training with Leverkusen

Ortega injured in first training with Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen says Colombia Under-20 midfielder Michael Ortega needs surgery after injuring his left knee in his first training session with the German club.
Leverkusen said in a statement Wednesday that Ortega tore a meniscus in his left knee on Monday and will be out of action "for the coming weeks."
Ortega was signed on a one-year loan deal from Atlas Guadalajara in Mexico last month, when Bayer managing director Wolfgang Holzhaeuser described him as a "sensation" at the Under-20 World Cup.
Leverkusen said Ortega would remain in Germany to complete his recovery.