The injury of Nicholas DeLa Cruz forces to Martin Demichelis to make a change I hadn’t planned on making sarmiento in Junín on Sunday evening. Is that the Uruguayan, after his return, has begun to show again the reasons why he is a key piece in the functioning of the midfield of River. However, the coach will have to resort to another variant, which can be a midfielder, or change the scheme and play with two forwards.
If the tactical expedient used in the victory against Godoy Cruz last Sunday at the Monumental, with five midfielders, is not changed, Esequiel boat AND Santiago Simon They are the ones who have the opportunity to team up. And if “Micho” decides to play with two forwards, the one who can enter is Borja.
And between the two perhaps Barco has more chances, given that the first change in Sunday’s match against Mendoza’s men was his entry for the Uruguayan. With Demichelis, the former Independiente has already played as an insider, so it wouldn’t be an unknown factor for him. Meanwhile Simón, who managed the charge alongside Miguel Borja in training on Wednesday, knows that position very well in midfield, as well as having also played as a winger.
De La Cruz’s injury isn’t a concern at the moment, but it is a wake-up call, given that he has synovitis in his right knee, which has been afflicting Matías Suárez for some time.
“The player Nicolás De la Cruz presented an episode of synovitis of the right knee and must undergo medical and physiokinetic treatments, remaining inactive for a period of approximately 10-12 days according to the evolution”, was the text of the medical report released this afternoon from Nunez’s technician. club.
De la Cruz, 25, will therefore miss the match against Sarmiento de Junín and it will be necessary to see if he arrives in condition to play against Unión, in more than two weeks, after the stop for the Fifa appointment.
After playing in the World Cup in Qatar with the Uruguayan national team, De La Cruz underwent stem cell treatment in his right knee, for which he recovered during the River preseason in Miami. And he played again on 26 February, when he came on for the second half in the defeat against Arsenal. And then he started against Lanús and Godoy Cruz. Now, Demichelis will have to think about replacing him.
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