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28-Year-Old Forward     Monaco  Ligue 1      Full Name: Radamel Falcao García Zárate


STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  August 2014
Birthdate:  February 10, 1986    Birthplace:  Santa Marta, Colombia
Nationality:  Colombia    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  159 lbs    

January 25, 2014    Falcao News

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Falcao underwent successful surgery on his knee Friday and has been given a 50-50 shot at being fit for this summer's World Cup, according to the Daily Mail.

Falcao reportedly tore the ACL in his knee, so a return by June would be very fast. Even if he were able to play, his fitness surely wouldn't be up to par by the time the World Cup commenced.

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January 23, 2014

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Falcao suffered a torn ACL in Wednesday's match against Monts d'Or Azergues and he is expected to miss the rest of the Ligue 1 season and most likely the World Cup, ESPN FC reports.

Falcao is set to have surgery in the next few days, but it's very difficult to see the 27-year old ready for this summer's World Cup. It's a huge hit to Monaco's title chances this year, plus Colombia's shot at a World Cup .

January 22, 2014

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Falcao suffered a knee injury during Wednesday's 3-0 win at Monts d'Or Azergues Foot, ESPN FC reports.

Falcao will undergo scans on his knee in the coming days, but the fear is that the striker could miss significant time, including the possibility of missing the World Cup this summer. He had to be stretchered off and if his absence turns out to be long, he likely will stay at Monaco despite plenty of rumors about a potential move during the January transfer window.

December 18, 2013

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Falcao, who has been out since suffering a thigh injury while on international duty, could return for Friday's match against Valenciennes, ESPN FC reports. Manager Claudio Ranieri said that "Falcao has trained normally this morning. He has recovered well, but he had not trained for a month."

Falcao has been the topic of many rumors about a potential January transfer, which is quite surprising after he signed a five-year contract with Monaco just last summer. Being that he's probably not up to full match fitness, it wouldn't be surprising if he didn't play the full 90 minutes Friday. Despite missing action this season, the Colombian has nine goals in 14 Ligue 1 appearances.

December 1, 2013

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Falcao missed Monaco's 2-0 win over Rennes due to a slight thigh strain, TSN reports.

Falcao's injury is not thought to be serious and according to Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri, the striker was rested Sunday for precautionary reasons.

November 8, 2013

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Falcao scored in the 27th minute of Monaco's draw with Evian Thonon Gaillard on Friday.

Falcao's goal came just seven minutes after Evian Thonon Gaillard opened the scoring in Friday's match. The striker finished with his right foot, sending the ball across the goal from the right side of the penalty area. Falcao now has nine goals in 13 league games this season, making him one of Ligue 1's elite forwards.

October 27, 2013

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Falcao scored in the 36th minute of Sunday's 2-1 win over Lyon.

Falcao took four shots in the game, with three landing on goal. He now has seven goals in 10 Ligue 1 appearances, good for first in the league.

September 22, 2013

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Falcao netted a 20th minute goal in Sunday's draw against PSG.

Falcao connected with a cross from Joao Moutinho to level the score of Sunday's match and mark the Colombian's fifth goal in six Ligue 1 games this season.