Real Madrid's Figo collides with Real Zaragoza's defender Jimenez during Spanish league match.
Real Madrid midfielder Luis Figo slides into Real Zaragoza defender Cesar Jimenez during a Spanish League first division match in this picture taken on January 16, 2005. Figo (top) has apologised January 18, 2005 for a challenge on Real Zaragoza defender Cesar Jimenez (bottom) that will leave the player on the sidelines for between six and eight months. Jimenez will undergo surgery on Thursday after tearing his cruciate ligament and suffering muscle and cartilage damage when Figo slid into him with his studs up during Sunday's league match, which Real Madrid won 3-1. "I'm really sad about it," Figo told the Real Madrid website on Tuesday. "At no time did I want to hurt him. We were both both going for the ball as hard as we could. I went in with my eyes closed and he got there first. Picture taken January 16. REUTERS/Andrea Comas