Ivan Perišić first communicated shortly after his operation, and on Thursday, he posted a photo of himself on crutches with his right, surgically repaired leg immobilized. As a reminder, he suffered a severe injury to the anterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Perišić's recovery is expected to take five to six months, meaning he could potentially play a few matches by the end of the season. Perišić's goal is also to represent Croatia in the upcoming European Championship, as reported by Romano.
The Italian journalist also claims that Perišić will fulfill his contract with Tottenham, indicating that he will remain in London for the entire season. This is disappointing news for Hajduk's fans, who had hoped for his arrival this winter. Perišić's potential move to Hajduk has been discussed for months; last summer, Italian journalist Gianluca DiMarzio reported that an agreement was close, but it ultimately did not materialize.
Perišić sustained the injury in mid-September during a Tottenham training session. It was a non-contact injury, and there were concerns that it might even end his career, considering he will turn 35 next February. However, it appears that the Croatian international is determined to continue playing.
Regarding a potential transfer to Hajduk, Perišić could do so next season as a free agent if he does not extend his contract with Tottenham. On several occasions, he has promised to return to the club where he played in youth categories but never for the first team.