During yesterday’s Austrian league game between Admira and Sturm, Aleksandar Todorovski suffered what his club is calling a suspected broken leg.
The incident occurred in the 27th minute when Todorovski sustained the injury to his left leg. He went down on the ground, writhing in pain, and was eventually substituted. Todorovski was carried off the field and taken to a hospital with what his club is suspecting to be a broken left leg.
Aleksandar has been the starting right-back for Sturm from Graz, so his absence will be a blow to the Austrian club. The recovery time for a broken leg varies depending on the severity and the player’s healing ability, but it usually takes multiple months to even resume training. The 29-year-old originally joined Sturm as a free agent earlier in the summer from Polish side Polonia Warszawa.
Todorovski’s injury also means that he will withdraw from the Macedonian national team for the upcoming friendly against Bulgaria on 14 August. He is currently the backup right-back to Daniel Georgievski, a player who also broke his left leg last season while playing for Steaua București. Daniel broke his leg on 18 November 2012 and didn’t return to action until 10 March 2013, so it took approximately four months.
The loss of Todorovski means that the Macedonian squad for the Bulgaria friendly is now down to 20 players, so manager Chedomir Janevski could opt to add an additional fullback to take Aleksandar’s spot. Some possible replacements to keep in mind are Aleksandar Lazevski (who officially signed with Hoverla yesterday), Yani Urdinov or Ezgjan Alioski, a 21-year-old left back who plays for Swiss second division side Schaffhausen.