Karelis returns to Jupiler League action after 10-month injury
Nikos Karelis made his first appearance in 10 months in the Belgian Jupiler League after recovering from a torn ACL injury suffered last December.
Nikos Karelis came on as a substitute for Genk in their weekend Jupiler League clash away to Giannis Anastasiou’s Kortrijk, making his first league appearance since last December when he suffered a torn ACL injury. The 10-month absence came to an end as he was subbed on in the 71st minute and finished the match without the slightest problem.
Karelis came close to scoring on his return, however his 83rd minute penalty was saved by Kortrijk’s Kaminski as the two teams played to a goalless draw. Despite the failed penalty attempt, Karelis will be content with his return to league play.
Karelis has undergone a long, drawn out 10-month recovery process since his injury last December. Last week, he played for the first time with Genk’s second team and this weekend, he was deemed fit and ready to make a return to the first team, where he will look to find his goal scoring form from last season, before his injury.