Tiko out with knee injury for six months

Athletic Bilabo’s doctor Paco Angulo said: “We have done an examination and that has confirmed the diagnosis that the Real Sociedad doctor, González de Suso, who was at the game, gave us.

“The player has a break in the cruciate ligament of his right knee. There are also other slight injuries around the area, which are normal when an injury of this type occurs.

“Surgery will be required after one month, leaving time for the knee to dry off and for the current swelling to go down.

“The normal time frame for recoveryfrom something like this is six or seven months.”