Thai midfielder Tanaboon Kesarat has been ruled out for almost half a year due to a serious injury, which he suffered in the Thai League 1 clash against Port FC on Sunday.
Tanaboon suffered a torn lateral ligament and broken bones in a clash with Port FC’s midfielder Ittipol Poolsap during the Sunday Thai League 1 game.
The Thai international has to undergo a surgery, and leaving him ruled out of the team for the rest of the season.
As a result, Tanaboon will miss the last two 2018 World Cup qualifiers with the national football team against Iraq and Australia in August and September.
Tanaboon joined Chiangrai in a record-breaking deal, which was estimated to be around 50 million Baht (around 150.000 USD), from Muangthong United in 2016.
The 23-year-old has become the most expensive Thai player, broke the record of Theerathon Bunmathan who joined Muangthong from Buriram United in May 2016 with the transfer fee of 35 million Baht.