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Marcelo to undergo operation in Amsterdam on Friday for broken foot

Marcelo to undergo operation in Amsterdam on Friday for broken foot

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The Brazilian will visit a surgeon in Netherlands as he tries to recover quickly and help the La Liga champions recover from their uneven start to the season.

Real Madrid defender Marcelo will travel to Amsterdam to undergo an operation on his broken foot as he looks to cut his recovery time to the shortest possible period.

The Brazil international fractured his fifth metatarsal in training and will reportedly be out for three months with the injury.

Los Blancos coach Jose Mourinho visited the left back in the hospital, and the club's medical staff has determined that the 24-year-old will travel to Netherlands on Friday to visit Dr. Niek Van Dijk, who has also operated on Ruud van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robin van Persie in the past.

The club will also be able to take advantage of the FIFA Club Protection Programme, which will provide clubs with compensation when their players are injured while on international duty. The program will compensate sides up to a maximum of 20,548 euros a day, meaning that Mourinho's team could claim up to 1.8 million euros for the fullback's current setback.

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