This has already been hinted at. Now it is certain. Rapid had to operate without their new head of defense, Nenad Cvetkovic, for months. Hüteldorfer’s new defense chief suffered a cruciate ligament tear in his right knee on Sunday without any external impact. The Serb joined Rapid in the summer for €900,000 from Israeli club Ashdod and immediately became a rock defensively. He will be accompanied by team doctor Dr. at the Rudolfinerhaus Vienna. Dr. Lucas Brandner operates, RAPID announced Monday.
After only six competitive games in the new season, Cvetkovic is facing a long break. Apart from the first round of the OFB Cup against Donaufeld, the Serb has played all competitive games for Zoran Barisic’s team. He will be operated at Rudolfinerhaus in Vienna. Rapid announced this on Monday. The defender suffered a serious injury on Sunday. Now the worst fears have come true.