River Plate forward Matías Suárez underwent surgery to clean his right knee due to chronic synovitis and will be out of court for the remainder of the championship.
The intervention, which lasted a couple of hours, was ambulatory and the Cordovan returns home to begin the recovery that will require two months, so it will be available for the summer preseason.
Although there is a possibility that at the end of November Suárez could be doing ball work, the idea is that he will join the last training sessions of the group in 2021 and that he will start directly next year with the rest.
Suarez underwent what is known in sports medicine as a “surgical toilet”, which is a deep cleaning of the joint to prevent it from collecting fluid in the area.
The possibility of intervening the Cordoba footballer had been being evaluated for a month, after the latest complications that allowed him to play only 744 minutes in 12 games this semester, which represents 43 percent of the minutes that the team played in 19 games. .
The problems stemmed from a series of injuries that began in August 2012 when Suárez was at Anderlecht in Belgium; first he injured his patellar tendon and underwent surgery on his patella and then he tore his anterior cruciate ligament twice.
Suárez is not the only casualty that River has. Footballers with muscle injuries such as Jonatan Maidana, Braian Romero and David Martínez, as well as Enzo Pérez with a fissure in the smallest toe on his right foot, returned to work in a different way.
Martínez’s situation is the most favorable for returning to the team after the tear he suffered on September 15, although he will have to do some soccer practices because he has already been doing different tasks for almost a month.
Anyway, the good performance of Felipe Peña as the first central marker and the return of Javier Pinola give Coach Marcelo Gallardo some peace of mind to build the team’s defense in the classic against Boedo’s team.
Meanwhile, on Friday they will evaluate the return of the players summoned for the Elimination dates and according to attrition they will decide who will be taken into account. Franco Armani and Julián Álvarez are the ones with the most chances since the Argentine national team plays on Thursday at the Monumental.
Paulo Díaz, Robert Rojas and Nicolás de la Cruz are going to be more complicated by the issue of travel and because they added minutes and fatigue in this last triple date for Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, respectively.
Finally, Enzo Pérez will be evaluated day by day although the coach’s idea is that he does not risk to be able to be before Talleres de Córdoba on Thursday of next week after the fissure he suffered in the superclassic.
The millionaire squad will return to work tomorrow morning at the Ezeiza site after today’s regenerative routine and on Saturday they will be concentrated to dispute the 16 date of the Professional League, where they are at the top with 33 points.